Kids love to play with balloons so I thought this science experiment would capture Deen’s interest.
All you need to do is:
- Tie a balloon onto a bottle.
- Fill up a dish/container with hot water. (I used a bread pan).
- Fill up a dish/container with cold ice. (I wish I had another bread pan)
When you put the balloon bottle in hot water the balloon inflates. The reason it does this is because there is air in the bottle.
When you put it into the iced water the balloon deflates.
Deen poured the ice into the hot water so I asked him what would happen to the ice. He said the ice would melt. I turned my face away for a few seconds and then looked at the water. There was no ice!
Mama: Deen! Where’s the ice gone? Did you eat it?
Deen: No Mama! It melted!
Then he had fun pouring water into the different size of pans.
Materials Needed: Sand(its in the red dish), funnel, 2 glass or plastic bottles(i used 1 glass bottle and one pouring cup), red food coloring, vinegar, bicarbonate of soda, blue paper plate ( i didnt have a blue one)
Don’t forget the eager child!
Mix some red food coloring with vinegar in the pouring cup.
Add some bicarbonate of soda to the glass bottle (not the same bottle as the vinegar).
Pour sand on paper plate with the bottle in the middle.
At this stage you should notice that I’ve been sleep deprived for the past few nights… yep the sand part…
In the book I had it said cover the bottle with glue so that the sand sticks to it… which I did… but umm… the rest of the sand wasn’t sticking… (trust me… i REALLY couldn’t figure that out lol but read on…)
Pour Red colored vinegar into the bottle (use a funnel if you need).
Move hand and cup away quickly!
Oooh now THIS looks more like a volcano doesnt it…. It finally dawned on me…
(Note to self: being sleep deprived delays reaction time…)
Moisten the sand! Then it will mould better….
This project was probably Deen’s favorite activity that I’ve done with him so far…
“Mama I LOVE this, can we do this again tommorow?” awww..