This turkey science project is SO MUCH FUN! This is a creative, thanksgiving themed elephant toothpaste activity that is sure to impress kids of all ages! This simple thanksgiving science experiment uses common items and is easy to do in just 5-10 minutes! Your toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grader will be impressed as they grow colorful turkey feathers with this november activity for kid.
I love simple activities that not only impress, but teach too! This turkey science experiment is EPIC! Not only will children learn some november science, but they will enjoy a fall and autumn themed, thanksgiving activities! You will want to try this november science experiment with toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4 students to demonstarte a simple chemical reaction between hydrogen perioxide and yeast! Seriously, this is super cool science!
Turkey Science Experiment
All you need to try this fall science experiment are a few simple materials you may already have on hand:
- 2 Tablespoons warm water
- small empty plastic bottles
- food coloring
- 1 teaspoon rapid yeast
- squirt of dish soap
- 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide 6% or higher solution
- construction paper – brown, orange, red
- google eyes
- scissors and tape
Thanksgiving Science Experiment
Start by making a construction paper turkey; set aside and mix up the growing feathers mixture.
Now fill bottles with warm water and hydrogen peroxide. We did 4 bottles to get a mix of feather colors. You can do more or less depending on the size of your turkey, small bottles you can find, etc.
November Science Experiment
Add 5-6 drops of food coloring to each bottle. I suggest fall or turkey colors such as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, etc.
Add 1 teaspoon yeast to each bottle
Finally, add a couple of squirts of dish soap to each jar to make the feathers bubble up nicely!
Add the construction paper turkey to the front of the bottles so they are barely seen.
Turkey activity for kids
This type of erruption is more gradual, and a steady stream. The more yeast and higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide, the bigger the chemical reaction in this experiment. I also realized we forgot our hot water… oops. Still worked just fine, but the warm water mixed with the yeast would have made the yeast activate FASTER so it would have begun more promptly.
HINT: If your erruption is extra slow taking off, feel free to use a stick to stir the mixture a couple times to speed it up!
Thanksgiving activity for kids
This is such a fun-to-try and super cool science experiment for November that will grow turkey feathers right before your eyes with a simple chemistry experiment for kids of all ages.
Just in case you were wondering, you can dump both the yeast and hydrogen peroxide down the drain without any issue. If you are on septic however, I would dump the hydrogen peroxide in the yard far away fro myour leach lines =)
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