Little scientists

School holidays calls for some science experiments!

Here’s our favourite: creating volcanic eruptions!

All you need is some bicarb soda, vinegar and if you like, add some food colouring for extra excitement!

Today my boys chose pink.

This hands on experiment allows even the littlest of scientists to measure out the ingredients and then watch in amazement as they create a fun chemical reaction!

This very basic experiment requires measuring out roughly 1 tablespoon of bicarb soda, tip into a glass or small plastic cup. Add a few drops of your favourite food colouring, then pour about half to 1 cup of vinegar over the top until it bubbles over!

I let my boys tip the vinegar from the large container back into the smaller one and re-create the experiment, over and over until they are finished watching the eruptions. Adding a few more teaspoons of bicarb soda each time if they can keep the spoon dry.

We usually head outside onto the grass to do this experiment, but today it’s a bit cold outside at Grandma and Grandads.

Enjoy unleashing your inner scientist!


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