First, we found some of our favorite animal creatures. Then we found the letter that matched with the corresponding beginning sound.
We turned this into a science experiment by using ingredients that you would use in another classic favorite: a volcano eruption. If you have made those, you know that vinegar and baking soda are the main components. When we turn the liquid mixture of baking soda and water into a solid (in this case we are turning it into ice), the result is super fun fizzing!
The science behind baking soda and vinegar all centers around a chemical reaction. The baking soda releases a gas when it combines with the vinegar. The result is that the baking soda is transformed into water and carbon dioxide. That is when the fun sizzling and fizzing sound comes out and bubbles appear. How incredible is that?!
Getting Ready for Your Experiment
- Ice Cube tray
- Baking soda
- in stores or on Amazon, too.
Any type of plastic bug, animal, or creature would do. We love are something we use on a regular basis. Amazon sells them, as do many school supply stores. You can use them for so many things, including spelling and word work games!
Let them freeze for several hours. You’ll know that they are ready because the ice will no longer be clear.
Now it’s time to pull out the ice cubes and spray them down with vinegar. Cue the bubbles and fizzing!
We used pipettes, but medicine bottles or squeeze bottles would work great too.
I love that this activity is sneaking in so many skills. Children are using fine motor skills to squeeze the pipette, observing a chemical reaction, and associating beginning sounds.
It’s a win-win, and chances are that after it is finished, you will be getting more requests for some fizzing ice science experiments again!
More Science Fun!
Looking for more fun activities that will get your kids excited to be scientists? Make mulit-colored flowers, mix science and art with a nebula in a jar craft, or learn about color mixing while using toy cars!
More Beginning Sounds Resources
Learning letter sounds is key to unlocking the magic of reading! Our beginning sound sorts get kids thinking and comparing the sounds of each letter. Or, you can grab letter and sound resources from A-Z in our huge Alphabet Experts Bundle!
If you have letter magnets, grab our fun and free letter sound magnet match!
Original article and pictures take http://thekindergartenconnection.com/fizzing-ice-science-experiment/ site