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Melting Turkey Thanskgiving Science Experiment for November

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!

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!

baking soda vinegar food coloring dish soap dish with lip water construction paper or craft foam - brown, orange, red google eyes

Turkey Science Experiment

This simple science experiment for November uses a couple common kitchen supplies:

  • baking soda
  • vinegar
  • food coloring
  • dish soap
  • dish with lip
  • water
  • construction paper or craft foam – brown, orange, red
  • google eyes

Thanksgiving Activities

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.

fall science experiment for kids

Thanksgiving Activities

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.

Turkey Activities

Turkey Activities

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.

November Activities

November Activities

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

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

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.

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.

Baking Soda and Vinegar Reaction

Kids go nuts over this super simle, but educational activity!

November Activities for Preschoolers

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.

FUN thanksgiving science experiment where kids will use chemical reaction of baking soda and vinegar in this melting turkey activity.

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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