This is simple science you can really get into… Kids love to explore with the senses, and we have been introducing science activities you can even explore with your sense of taste. Our fizzy lemonade science project is perfect for summer. So let the kids explore this fizzy chemical reaction with their tongues too. Homemade science is the way to go!
FIZZY LEMONADE SCIENCE PROJECT
Get ready to add this simple fizzing lemonade activity to your science lesson plans this season. If you want to learn about acids and bases for easy chemistry, let’s dig in. While you’re at it, make sure to check out these other fun simple summer activities.
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Is there anything more refreshing than a glass of cold lemonade on a hot summer’s day? But do you know what makes it even more fun? Bubbles!
Kids can learn how to make their own fizzing lemonade in this super fun fizzing lemonade science experiment! It’s a fun mix of delicious, edible chemistry and fun!
MAKE THIS FIZZY LEMONADE SCIENCE PROJECT STEP BY STEP
Here’s what you will need to gather up for your fizzy lemonade edible science activity. Don’t you just love science in the kitchen?
YOU WILL NEED:
- Baking Soda
FIZZY LEMONADE PROCESS
STEP 1: First, you will need to boil a couple of cups of water on the stove. Adult supervision needed! Next, add two tablespoons of sugar per glass of lemonade and stir to dissolve. Right here is awesome simple science making a sugar solution!
Let the mixture cool once the sugar dissolves.
STEP 2: Squeeze the lemon juice into the cup (it takes about one lemon per glass).
STEP 3: Get your glasses ready, add ice to your freezer glass. No ice in the other glass.
STEP 4: Next, add the sugar water to the glass. Now for the fun part! Have the kids go ahead and add ¼ of a teaspoon of baking soda to each glass.
Check out the results and read up on this fizzy lemonade science project below! Encourage the kids to explore with all 5 senses!
- Can they see the fizz?
- How about feeling the fizz?
- Listen quietly for the sound for the fizz?
- Smell the lemons!
- What does the fizzy lemonade taste like?
EXPLORE FIZZING LEMONADE SCIENCE
Does a cold glass fizz more than a warm glass? This is a great way to give your simple fizzing lemonade science project a twist and turn it into an experiment.
This is the perfect opportunity for kids to use their junior scientist skills to make a prediction, form a hypothesis, conduct their tests, and use the data they have collected to come up with a conclusion. Learn more about the scientific method by clicking here.
Make it an experiment and grab two glasses. Pop one glass in the freezer to make it icy cold and leave the other one-room temperature (add a 3rd where you keep it filled with warm water until you are ready).
The warmer glass will fizz right away, while the icy glass will take longer to fizz.
Lemons are highly acidic. Baking soda is an alkaline substance. When the two ingredients combine, they create a chemical reaction that gives off carbon dioxide gas (which is completely harmless!).
By adding just a small bit of baking soda to lemonade, it starts to bubble and fizz, without making the lemonade taste gross! In fact, you can’t even tell the baking soda is added, but the fizzing and popping make it extra fun to drink!
TASTY OUR FIZZY LEMONADE SCIENCE PROJECT AND YOU WILL BE HOOKED!
No summer is complete without lemonade, so make some with a bit of science added to the recipe!
I hope you enjoyed a bit of tasty science with your own fizzy lemonade science experiment! All summer long we will be adding more edible science. Until then you might enjoy…
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