Just a week ago, we had our School Science Fair, and Carson decided to participate. He wanted a "cool" project. So, what does a crafty mom do? Yep, I went on Pinterest! I found that I had already pinned this PIN, so I printed it off and showed him and he thought it looked "super cool." Bonus! It looked fun and appeared to not take a long time to put together OR a lot of supplies. SUPER BONUS!
It was a success! And, for the most part, Carson did the project on his own. He gave me his own words on why/how it worked, and I printed it out on the computer and made fancy letters for the display board on my Cricut!
So here's the fun experiement:
POP ROCKS EXPERIMENT
from Steve Spangler Science
16-20 oz bottles of soda pop (we used 6 different varieties)
Individual packets of Pop Rocks (one for each bottle of pop)
Balloons (one for each bottle of pop)
1. Carefully pour Pop Rocks into a balloon. We (the parents) did this part. One of us held the balloon open while the other poured. You could also use a small funnel if you had one handy.
2. Remove lid from the pop bottle. Carefully place the Pop Rock filled balloon over the pop bottle opening. DO NOT POUR POP ROCKS IN YET. Parents are good at doing this job, too.
4. The Pop Rocks and Pop both contain Carbon Dioxide. When they are mixed together, the gases create bubbles and air, which fill up the balloon. So fun! We tested Mello Yello, Sunkist and Root Beer. We voted and thought that the Root Beer and Sunkist would produce the biggest balloon. Look what won:
Carson had fun! He earned a certificate and ribbon for participating. They also handed out Door Prizes and his name was selected for that, too! See, science can be fun!
Thanks for stopping over today! Hope your week is off to a great start! Have any tips for me to keep my kiddos occupied all summer? Please comment below! Thanks!