I'm sure you remember those great "make a volcano" days in middle school when you'd add baking soda to vinegar and it would bubble everywhere.
Wouldn't that be fun to do with little kids? I mean, you'd have a gross bubbly mess everywhere. And it would be great.
OR you can mix science and fun this way!
What you need:
- 1 cookie sheet per child with baking soda spread all over the bottom
- 1 old medicine dropper per child
- 1 mini-muffin tin--fill each slot with vinegar and a few drops of food coloring
- Newspaper for the table top
- Slop shirt (unless you aren't opposed to getting food coloring on your kids' clothing)
What to do:
- Put newspaper on the table
- Put cookie sheets with baking soda on the bottom on the table
- Put your kids in a chair
- Ask your kids what they think will happen if you put the vinegar on the baking soda
- Show them how to soak up vinegar into their droppers
- Drop (one at a time) colored vinegar onto the baking soda
- Watch and listen for the reaction
- Review their predictions to see how well they guessed