Today we had a few guests over for class, a close friend of mine who also homeschools her kiddos. We always have a good time when we get the kids together so I decided that we'd do a craft that I've been dying to try from The Mother Huddle blog using classic ingredients, vinegar and baking soda. I decided (since it was school hours), to make it an educational venture as well. Like I always say, why knock-out one bird when you can take out two with a single stone...hehehe!
I followed the directions from the craft mostly just to give this exercise the special twist that makes it magical, but because I used it as a science project, I had to explain what we were doing in a little more detail which took away from the magic a bit.
I used four different food colors, I put a drop into each spoon, then covered the drop with about a half tablespoon of baking soda. Next, I filled five glasses with 1/4 cup of vinegar and placed my trays out for the kiddos to get ready for the magic to happen.
We went over a print off that I made based on information that I found at Apple-Cider-Vinegar-Benefits.
They learned the chemical make-up of baking soda and vinegar as well as the symbols for each component as represented on the periodic table.