Hello hello! I hope your find yourself to be doing well today. All is well here so far today. I recently participated in a science project with my daughter. She is seven and she absolutely loved it. It was simple and safe.
Things you need:
- Small beaker or tubular container. Perhaps a little juice glass if you do not have a beaker like container. (Best for dramatic effect we have found.)
- Tray to put beaker in. (Contains the mess.)
- Food Coloring. (Everyone likes to make stuff in their favorite color!)
- Baking soda.
Are you ready for the experiment? Here it goes!
- Pour in a bit of vinegar.
- Add a few drops of your favorite food coloring. We chose blue.
- Pour in baking soda.
- Voila! Chemical reaction!
This was a fun learning experience for my daughter. Being in first grade she does not yet get to do cool science at school. (She also got to learn about the cleaning powers of baking soda and vinegar afterward.) Sometimes I think she has a hard time connecting learning and fun at school. This was something affordable, encouraging, easy to clean, and safe for her to do at home. For those of us that are really busy, it can also be done in a very short span of time with things you most likely already have around the house.
Are there any simple science projects that you have done? We would love to try them if you feel like sharing! Thank you for spending some time with us!