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Friday, May 6, 2011

Colorful Science Experiment {{Kid’s Corner Friday}}

We did this in Primary at church and I instantly knew that I had to recreate this project at home!!  Not only was it a science experiment for my daughter, but she got to practice learning her colors as well.  As a matter of fact, the second we were done, she exclaimed “Let’s Do It Again Mama!!!” 

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Supplies Needed:

  • Small clear plastic cups
  • White plastic spoons (not clear)
  • food coloring
  • baking soda
  • vinegar

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Start by getting everything set-up for your little experimenter!!!  You want to have it ready so that they won’t see the colors before they get started.

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First, Place all your plastic cups on a cookie sheet with a towel on it {{you will thank me later when it bubbles over}}  Pour in your vinegar (about 1/2 inch - 3/4 inch in the bottom of your cup).

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Next, place about 4 drops of food coloring on the spoon.  I used one of each color and then mixed the colors according to the directions on the back of the food coloring box for purple & orange.

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After you have the food coloring on the spoon, fill the spoon with baking soda, making sure to cover the food coloring.  Make one spoon for each cup you have!

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Then you can bring in your little experimenter!!!  As you can tell, mine was VERY EXCITED…to say the least!

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Have them slowly place the spoon in the vinegar, making sure the baking soda dumps in the vinegar.  Ooooohhhh, ahhhhhhh!!!  The bubbles are so cool!!!  Once the bubbles start to go down, have them slowly stir the spoon!

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Have then continue to stir until the color appears and the bubbles go down.

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Have them name the colors as they appear!  Not only is it fun to watch them fizz and bubble, but they are learning their colors as well!

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Let the learning  & fun begin….



Susan said...

What a fun way to teach colors! Your little girl is so cute!

I found you at Tatertots & Jello!

everyday products and more said...

looks like a lot of fun
newest follower from the hop looking forward to more great posts

cre8ivesky said...

What fun! My little boys would love this! Will be bookmarking to try this out with them! Thanks for sharing- Happy Mothers Day to you!

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