Fall is moving in and pumpkins are popping up everywhere. This fizzy pumpkin science experiment is a great way to have a little fun and excitement. This is great for the entire season from Halloween to Thanksgiving. If you really wanna take it up a notch, why not add a bit of pumpkin pie spice for even more sensory fun? Pumpkin season means pumpkin smells and flavors everywhere!
Pumpkin Science Supplies Needed for your Fizzy Pumpkin Science Experiment
- Flat tray or pan
- Small bowl
- Paper towel
- Pumpkin cookie cutters
- Baking soda
- Red and yellow food coloring or orange food coloring
- A small amount of water
- Cinnamon stick
Mix a small bit of each food coloring into a small bowl of baking soda. Use water to thin it out as needed. If you choose to add pumpkin pie spice do it now.
If you add too much water add more baking soda to create a thick paste similar to a thick toothpaste.
Press colored baking soda paste into cookie cutters.
Use a paper towel to soak up excess liquid off the top and clean around the edges.
Remove the cookie cutters.
Cut the end off of the cinnamon stick and break apart. Use to make a brown stem for your pumpkins.
Let your children play, encourage them to touch and smell before you make the pumpkins fizz. Then allow them to spray or dump vinegar onto the pumpkins. Encourage kids to squish and feel the fizzing pumpkins.
Getting hands dirty is all part of the process! Washing hands can happen after the experiment is complete, or consider keeping wet sipes nearby to keep the mess under control as the experiment is happening.
When it comes to finding science experiments for your children to enjoy, this Fizzy Pumpkin Science Experiment is a great place to start. Finding options for children that can be hands-on is so key to making certain that they can enjoy the experience completely from start to finish.
Learning and listening are important, but so many children actually learn better by being able to have activities where they can get their hands dirty and creating as well.
Open up their eyes to the realization that science experiments can be both fun and educational at the same time! The more that this concept is introduced to them, the more excitement that they’ll have to explore other topics and experiments as well.
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