This weeks Back to Basics is all about E is for Experiments. No I don’t mean get out your high school Chemistry book I mean things that you can do at home that are fun and don’t need a science degree to work out.
No this is easy to do – Carnations work best – but I don’t know about you unless my husband is very kind to me I don’t generally have Carnations laying around the house and don’t grow them either (however thinking I should just so I can do this experiment year in year out as it’s pretty amazing) – however other plants work as well in the Spring we used a Daffodil to carry out the experiment. All you need is a cut flower some water which you color with food coloring and pop it in the water and wait for the magic to happen.
Kitchen Cupboard Volcano
I love this and so does J – in fact when we did it yesterday we had to do it over and over again until I ran out of Baking Soda. So what do you need – some Baking Soda and some vinegar. I used the recipe that I found on Creekside Learning and it made an amazing forthy Volcano which we coloured Green, Blue, Red, Yellow, and of course Preschool brown.
This is amazing and very simple to set up – use a clear glass jar and some kitchen paper make it wet and stick in some beans (we use french beans that I had for growing in the garden) and then leave it to grow.