Just after dinner tonight, the family decided to do an experiment from the Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do. It’s the third experiment we did from the book, and I decided to take out my camera phone (a Nokia E65) to record the activity.
It’s a simple science experiment with just the following materials needed:
- Empty jar
- food dye
- washing up liquid
- bicarb soda
There’s also an option to add glitter in the mix, if you want to make it look more magical. We didn’t have any, so we skipped that.
Anyway, you can watch the (grainy) video to see the step-by-step of the experiment. The video has text annotations, but you must visit the YouTube page and view the video there to see them.
And yes, it’s a fun little activity that’s easy to do. My four-your-old boy definitely love doing these experiments. And, they encourage him to enjoy learning and science.
Hmmm… I wonder what’s the next thing we’ll do?
UPDATE: Changed the video to the one that’s hosted by Amazon, to share the link to the book we used in this experiment.