Erupting apple science for fall learning! After our PUMPKIN- CANO was a big hit, we needed to try an APPLE-CANO or apple volcano 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. This also fits our real apple STEM activities theme perfectly.
ERUPTING APPLE SCIENCE ACTIVITY FOR FALL
FUN FALL SCIENCE WITH BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR
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. Repeating experiments in different ways helps to solidify understanding of the concepts being presented.
ERUPTING APPLE SCIENCE SUPPLIES AND SET UP
container to catch the fizz
knife to carve out hole (for adults to do!)
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.
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For more fun erupting science play, 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.
OUR ERUPTING APPLE SCIENCE WAS A HIT!
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