Help kids get excited about science with this fun apple experiment that is perfect for September. In this apple science, children will melt the apples with a simple, easy science activity using a baking soda and vinegar experiment. All you need are a few simple materials to try this apple activity this fall. Try this apple science experiment with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grders too. So add this apple activities to your upcoming apple theme or list of activities for September.
Ready for a simple apple science project that will dleight, engage, and teach young children? I just love science experiments that help kids to explore and get excited about discovering. THis apple activities for preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students are perfect for apple theme preschool. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or schooler you will love this apple activity to make learning fun!
To try this fun apple science activity all you need are a few simple materials you probably already have at home:
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1 Tablespoon water
- 1 Tablespoon food coloring for bold colors
- 3 squirts of liquid soap
- Vinegar in squeeze bottle
- black fusion beads or black beans
- pipe cleaner stems
Apple Science Experiment
You can either make 3 small balls, one big ball with the entire recipe, or best yet (and pictured) make the entire recipe 3 times – one for each apple color. In a medium bowl combine bicarbonate soda, water, dish soap, and food coloring. Next, mold the baking soda into “apples” putting a couple black beans or blck beads in the middle of each apple to represent the seeds. Repeat if you are making more than one apple.
Cut green pipe cleaners to make a stem and leaves. Purely decorative, but ads to the fun of the activity making the baking soda balls look like apples!
Apple Activities for Preschooler
Now you’ve got your three apples – granny smith green, red delicious, and golden delicious in a row with stem and leaf. Make sure they are in a bowl or platter with a lip.
Apple Activities for Kindergarten
Fill a squirt bottle with vinegar and pour some vinegar on the apple. What happens? The baking soda and vinegar have a chemical reaction that creates carbon dioxide that manifests itself as foam thanks to the dish soap.
Continue squirting the apples and watch as they begin literally melting. This is a great intorduction to states of matter for kids!
Activities for September
Kids will get a huge kick out of the flow of melty foamy, bubbles that comes off each apple. So pretty and fun!
Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment
Continue melting the apples unti you find the hidden surprise in the middle – the seeds. Kids will be amazed by this quick and easy apple activity that serves as a wondreful fall science for kids!
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I love this idea of the melting apples. My question is, do the baking soda balls need to be dry before the vinegar is squirted on?