Mr. E was a little bored this evening so I figured it was time to have some fun and stimulate that beautiful brain of his. It was time to experiment! His favorite time. Tonight’s experiment was to make raisins dance in water. Here is what you’ll need.
- Baking Soda
- Empty Glass
- Raisins (you can also use peanuts, corn kernels, even gummy worms)
Now it’s time for the fun. My son is 3 and I allowed him to do the following.
- Fill you empty glass half way with water.
- Put about a tablespoon of baking soda into the glass and give it a stir to help dissolve the baking soda.
- Drop in your raisins.
- Now, pour in some vinegar and watch your raisins dance!
Note: measurements aren’t too important. I just randomly poured in the vinegar and baking soda.
So the chemical reaction between the vinegar and baking soda causes bubbles in the water, which will rise to the surface. The bubbles carry the raisins up, pop and the raisins fall. They then gather more bubbles making them rise again, like they’re dancing. (Google is your friend for a more detailed explanation.)
So there you have it. A nice simple activity you can do with your little ones with stuff you probably already have in the cupboards. Hope you have fun making memories with your little ones.