Kitchen science experiments popular for a reason – kids love seeing ingredients they are used to using act (and react!) in new and surprising ways.
This fizzy lemonade science experiment is a great example of that – and best of all they can even taste the experiment – before and after (although the after is not as tasty…)
Fizzy Lemonade Science set up
- lemon juice (fresh squeezed or from a bottle is fine)
- baking soda
You might want to do this one either with a drop cloth or outside as it can get a little messy.
Add a bit of lemon juice to the cup (we did about a couple of teaspoons), stir in a little bit of sugar (this isn’t necessary for the reaction, but it is necessary if you want to taste – unless you like very tart drinks!), and a bit of water. Don’t fill up the cup unless you want the fizzy reaction to bubble over! If you want to (try to!) contain the reaction in the cup, only fill the cup about halfway.
Stir the drink, and offer to let your child taste it. Then, let them add a spoonful of baking soda! Stand back and watch the fizz! They can taste it after if they want..although it will taste like baking soda, so they probably will only want the tiniest sip!
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