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Frankenstein’s Hand Halloween Science Experiment

Looking for a not too scary, spooky science experiment for October? This Frankenstein’s Hand halloween science experiment is a silly and fun halloween activity for kids of all ages from preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too.

Looking for a not too scary, spooky science experiment for October? This Frankenstein's Hand halloween science experiment is a silly and fun halloween activity for kids of all ages from preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too.

Halloween Science Experiment

We love using any opportunity to make learning fun! This Halloween Science Experiment is a great way to get preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students to get excited about science by trying a simple baking soda and vinegar experiment.  This easy science expeirment demonstrates the chemical reaction that takes place between an acid and a base. All you need are a few simple materials to try this halloween expeirment. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this halloween activity for kids.

baking soda and vinegar reaction

Halloween Experiments

For this hands-on science experiment for Halloween, you just need a few simple materials to demonstrate a simple scientific principle with a fun halloween theme.

  • 3 Tablespoons vinegar
  • drinking glass
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • rubber glove (green is best)
  • sharpie to mark veins

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This halloween science couldn’t be any easier! Draw veins on the green gloves if you like.

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Then add baking soda to the inside of the glove, taking care to get the poweder into all the fingers.

Halloween Experiments for Kids

Halloween Experiments for Kids

Pour the vinegar into the glass.

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Now carefully pull the plastic glove over the edges of the glass until it makes a tight seal all the way around.

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FInally pull the rubber glove straight up allowing all the baking powder to fall down into the glass below.

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Halloween Activities for Kids

Watch as frankensteins hands come alive.  Explain to kids that although this is silly fun, there is a scientific reason for the glove to move. The baking soda base reacts strongtly with the acid in the vinegar. When they mix, carbon dioxide is produced which increases the pressure inside the glove pushing out and gently inflating the glove.

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About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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