Monday, June 30, 2014

Popping corn

I recently entertained a 5 year old for an afternoon. I am not used to doing this with an older child. I looked up a few science experiments. This one worked the best and fascinated me for awhile. It held the 5 year olds' attention for a few minutes.

The recipe:
  • Water
  • 2 tbls baking soda
  • 6 tbls vinegar
  • unpopped popcorn
  • food coloring, if desired

Add baking soda to the water and mix until it is dissolved. Add a handful of corn and food coloring. then add the vinegar. The chemical reaction of the baking soda and vinegar will form bubbles around the corn and cause the kernels to rise to the top!

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