Thursday, February 20, 2014

Science Brain Break Success!!

I can't believe these mini-labs are becoming a great incentive/enrichment!! I'm loving that is making my kids love science and behave in order to complete one of these labs!! JACKPOT!!

We observed a chemical reation between the hydrogen peroxide and the yeast. It was great to talk about! This experiment became a hit instantly and kids were asking for a list of ingredients to do it at home.

I have listed information below, let me know how it goes!! @ Loven3rdgrade or comment below :)

Materials Needed:
  • an empty plastic soda bottle (about 16 oz)
  • 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide 
  • 1 pkg of yeast
  • 1/4 cup of warm water
  • dish soap
  • a cup
  • optional: food coloring
Adults: Pour the peroxide into the bottles

1. Have the kids place a few drops of food coloring into the bottles with the peroxide.
2. Add a squirt of dishsoap and swirl the bottle to mix.
3. In the cup, mix the water and yeast and stir for a few seconds to combine.
4. Then have them pour the yeast into the bottle with the peroxide and watch what happens!

Afterwards, talk about what they observed.

Warning: Food coloring will turn fingers colors, and it will come off. :)

Estimated time of completion: 10-15 minutes - Do outside to avoid mess!

1 comment:

  1. Hi. Thanks for sharing this fun lab idea. With all the snow and cold, it's hard to believe spring will come some day, and we can do a science experiment outside. You are lucky to live in California!