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 fall to Halloween to Thanksgiving.
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If you really wanna take it up a notch, why not add a bit of pumpkin pie spice for even more sensory fun? We love this pumpkin activity and literally do this every year. It’s a fun way to get them excited and geared up for more learning all about pumpkins.
We’ll typically start this learning activity in the fall and tie it in with some of our other fall learning worksheets and fun as well. It’s a great hands-on activity that you can easily do with the kids.
Pumpkin season means pumpkin smells and flavors everywhere!
Fizzy Pumpkin Science Experiment
This is such a fun experiment to do with the kids! It has a quick reaction so you can easily do this simple science activity with just a few moments of time.
Pumpkin Science Supplies Needed for your Fizzy Pumpkin Science Experiment
These are the supplies that you’ll need to do this easy science experiment. It doesn’t take much to do a DIY science experiment at home.
- 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.
Before we even start this simple experiment, I know that it’s going to end up messy. That’s just the way that it is! But as many times as we’ve done this, I can assure you that the positives of the learning and creativity that come along with this activity absolutely outweigh the cons of getting a little bit messy.
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.