We took advantage of the heat recently with a small, simple science activity involving fizzing ice cubes.
Educator Jen whipped up some fun and colorful ice cubes with an extra ingredient twist: baking soda! She then provided vinegar and eye droppers. That's it! (If you'd like to try this at home the ratio of water to baking soda is 50/50)
Just a simple little activity brought a lot of questions and a lot of focus on what was happening with the ice when they dropped vinegar onto it versus dropped water. Each participant had a unique way of "melting" the little fizzers, determining the best way to completely disolve their ice faster than their friends can.
They began to mix colors, stack the ice shapes, and race the trickles from the melting shapes. Their fine motor skills, concentration, and curiosity took this activity from just kinda fun to pretty interesting. Yeah, its just ice, but its pretty cool! Thanks for stopping by!