Fizzy Heart Valentine Science

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 It is time for STEM Saturday!! Can’t wait to see what my co-hosts have been up to this week.  This week we are all sharing on a heart theme for  the upcoming holiday of Valentines. 

 

 We LOVE baking soda and vinegar science.  Such a simple experiment that my kids love each time we do it.  I love mixing it up by creating a themed or holiday experiment from time to time.  Also having 3 kids all different ages it seems each year it is a new experience for one of them.  This year we will finally have exposed all 3 kids to baking soda science.  I think it is a great multi aged and fun sibling activity.   We had so much fun with a Catapult Science experiment to see if we could break candy hearts I wanted to set up another candy heart experiment for the boys.  Today I am sharing our Fizzy Heart Valentine Science.

 

Fizzy heart valentine science

 

 

 

 

 Fizzy Heart Valentine Science

 candy heart science supplies

 

What we used/supplies:

 

candy hearts

 

baking soda

 

plastic tablecloth

 

plastic tray

 

beakers

 

droppers

 

tweezers

 

safety goggles for fun

 

vinegar

 

food coloring

 

Little bowls

 

To start mix baking soda, candy hearts, and a little water in the small bowls.  We made 3.  Once mixed place in freezer until frozen.  Ours sat several days before we had good weather again to try it out.

 

baking soda science

 

 Our Setup:

 

I took all our supplies outside.  I put a plastic tablecloth down to help with the mess.  I then placed the plastic tray on the top of the tablecloth. Take the frozen baking soda and hearts and pop them out of the bowls. Place them in the trays.  Set this up 3 times so each kid has their own. Along with the tray we had beakers and test tubes filled with colored vinegar.  We colored it with food coloring. Now for the kids to start testing to see if they could free the hearts. 

fizzy heart science for kids

 

 I never know what the kids will come up with or observe during a science experiment.  That makes it fun for me to see what they will do.  I had just planned on them making the candy hearts fizzy.  However, little brother wanted to save his candy by using a little vinegar and the tweezers to pull them out.  He added every last candy into a test tube.  I just love seeing his little mind at work.

 

fizzy heart science for kids

 

 

 

 Big brother had more fun dropping vinegar onto the frozen baking soda watching it fizz up.  And baby brother, well he was just stoked to be able to do it too. 

science for young kids

 

 

 What is happening:  Baking Soda is a sodium bicarbonate and Vinegar is an acetic acid.  When mixed together they form a carbonic acid. It breaks apart into water and carbon dioxide.  This is what causes the FIZZING!  

 See More fun science posts:

Catapult Science for Kids

catapult science for kids

Crystal Clover a Science Experiment both toddler and preschooler can enjoy

Crystal Clover a Science Experiment both toddler and preschooler can enjoy

Jelly Bean Science Experiment

Jelly Bean Science Experiment

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More fun from fellow co-host this week:

 

DIY Fire Extinguisher | Baking Soda and Vinegar from The Science Kiddo

Learning about the Human Heart from Suzy Homeschooler


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