Thursday, October 14, 2010

Our First Science Experiment

Once again, these pictures were taken in September. We're studying chemistry this year and I thought it appropriate to begin with the classic baking soda and vinegar volcano. To increase the fun, we added some red food coloring and dish soap so it would foam red.

First Daughter poured the baking soda.


First Son poured the vinegar, water, dish soap and red food coloring.

Volcano!


Recording our findings. First Son learned that the baking soda and vinegar combined to make carbon dioxide gas (which we built with our molecular models before heading outside). His understanding of atoms and molecules is still rudimentary, but it's a start.


Some relaxation after a job well done:

1 comment:

  1. This may be the most sophisticated science experiment I've ever heard of Kansasdad participating in.

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