After our PUMPKIN- CANO was a big hit, we needed to try an APPLE-CANO too! Try this non-traditional volcano for erupting apple science! Fall is an excellent time of the year to put a little twist on classic science experiments. We have tried a few different volcano variations over the past year including the best ever sandbox volcano, and a Lego Volcano!
Erupting Apple Science Activity for Fall
Our erupting apple science activity is an awesome example of a chemical reaction, and kids love these amazing reactions just as much as adults! The erupting apple science experiment uses baking soda and vinegar for a classic chemical reaction experiment. We have a whole season of fun apple themed activities to try! to try. For young children repeating experiments in different ways helps to solidify understanding of the concepts being presented. I am not the first to do this so make sure to check out Frogs And Snails And Puppy Dog Tails to see their apple volcanos!
Erupting Apple Science Activity Set Up
- baking soda
- container to catch fizz
- knife to carve out hole (for adults to do!)
Erupting Apple Science Simple Set Up:
To get started with your erupting apple science activity, fill the apple with baking soda. Place apple in the middle of a container. I chose a pie dish since it is an apple! Now to get the fun science started!
We simply poured the vinegar straight from the bottle for maximum reaction in this erupting apple science activity! My preschooler understands that the fizzy bubbling action is actually a reaction from the two materials (baking soda and vinegar) mixing. We explained a bit further this time that a gas is released called carbon dioxide. Want to know more, click here.
For more erupting apple science, he explored a bit further. He tipped the apple over and used an eye dropper to experiment more with a bowl of vinegar. He enjoyed that we saved the apple stem (kind of like carving a pumpkin). Lots more fizzy action to be had with this apple science experiment. Awesome, easy and very appealing to kids,
This erupting apple science activity was a real hit.
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