This simple thanksgiving science experiment featuring a melting turkey is a great way to enagage young kids and get them curious and excited about science. This november science experiment for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders allows children to explore the simple chemical reaction of baking soda and vinegar while having fun with a turkey activity for kids!
Thanskgiving Science Experiment
When you hear science experiment do you cringe thinking of hard-to-find materials and difficult steps? No worries! This fun and EASY thanksgiving science experiment uses common household items you already have in your kitchen. This november activities allows kids to explore wtih a baking soda and vinegar experiment perfect for your thanksgiving theme and turkey activities! This Thanksgiving experiment is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students at home or in the classroom!
Turkey Science Experiment
This simple science experiment for November uses a couple common kitchen supplies:
- baking soda
- food coloring
- dish soap
- dish with lip
- construction paper or craft foam – brown, orange, red
- google eyes
November Science Experiment
Mix together baking soda, several squirts of dish soap, and as much water as it takes to make a ball and keep it’s shape.
Seperate your baking soda into seperate containers and use food coloring to make whatever color turkey feathers you would like. We opted for some nice Autumn colors of red, orange, and yellow.
Shape the baking soda mixture into feather shapes and put in semi-circle around top half of plate. Make sure to alterante colors and leaves space in between them. Again, be as creative as you like in the colors of your turkey feathers.
Now make a construction paper turkey out of brown cricles, orange feet / beak, red wattle, and google eyes. Place on plate on top of the endge of the feathers.
Turkey Activities for Preschoolers
Now comes the fun science part. You are gonig to use pipettes, squirt bottle, etc. to put drops of vinegar on the feathers.
HINT: As kids what will happen before you start.
Thanskgiving Activities for Preschoolers
As you add vinegar (an acid) to the baking soda feathers (a base) a chemical reaction occurs – they make carbon dioxide. CO2 is a gas so the vinegar litterally melts the baking soda into gas.
Baking Soda and Vinegar Reaction
Kids go nuts over this super simle, but educational activity!
November Activities for Preschoolers
You will see some fun bubbling from the dish soap and all you will be left with on the plate is the food coloring and vinegar.