Preschooling at home has been fantastic. We have really been able to spend time on subjects that interest both of us and her learning is really taking off. I plan out each lesson to make them short and informative. School is my little girl's favorite part of the day. I get asked about our preschool a lot, so I thought I would start sharing my lessons in hopes they help another mom too.
One of my favorite lessons so far has been our lesson about volcanoes. For this lesson you will need: baking soda, vinegar, a cup will a smaller opening, tinfoil and access to the Internet. First of all we watched a couple of YouTube videos about volcano eruptions. You can find the two videos we watched and what I liked about each one at the bottom of this post.
For the volcano demonstration you are going to want a cup with a smaller opening. This forces your mini volcano to have a bigger eruption.
The second video is also very good, it does have some talking in it, some of which made my little girl's eyes go wide, but nothing I think that was frightening. If your child is very sensitive you might want to preview the second show first.
Besides the videos, I also found this image helpful in explaining volcanoes. It is not complicated, with only a few labels, but it helps make volcanoes make sense.