Another Fun Science Experiment

1. In our first experiment we got to mix baking soda, Citric Acid, water and see and see Water Dancing.
2. With our 2nd experiment we added Red Cabbage Juice Powder and water to Citric Acid and Baking Soda. We then got to see different colors appearing.
3. Next we added these wee little white crystals to the colored solutions.
4. Over the next 2.5 hours we watched the crystals absorbing the colored solutions and becoming bigger.
5. Then we poured the excess solution off and we had Colorful Jiggly Crystals.
6. Then the boys observed them with their eyes, nose and hands. They found out they were squishy, jiggly, soft, wet feeling and that they would bounce and also stick to glass.
7. Then they picked some to keep in an airtight container so that they would stay as they were and we left the rest of the crystals out to see them change as the water solution evaporated from them.
8. Finally in a little over 24 hours the crystals had returned to their original size, the only difference being the colors they were now.
Our Experiments were called Dancing Powders and Colorful jiggly Crystals and they were introducing us to Bases and Acid solutions and how they work, also Matter, Solids, Liquids, Gases and Solutions.
Bases and Acids:
This is not the experiment that we did but it looks like it would be fun, cheap and easy.
Here is what looks like a simple experiment to expose your children to something Acidic and something that is considered a base. Why not one more experiment =o)
Steaming Up Experiment
Chocolate Leaves Experiment
lifting Ice Cubes Experiment
Great Kids Science Sites:
How Stuff Works: Science Experiments for Kids
For younger kids:

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