Hands-On Chemical Reaction – For Kids!

Introducing young ones to science can be tricky. It is so important that we as educators find different and exciting ways to get students engaged. One effective way to engage students is by creating fun, exciting, and hands-on experiences where they are directly involved in performing the experiment. Providing these children with highly engaging experiences help create a sense of pride when completing activities and encourage them to ask higher level questions. By implementing these types of experiments, we are hoping to encourage our students to take on a role of independence and ownership as learners. Lets make science fun!

Dancing Popcorn Science Experiment

What You Will Need: 

  • Tall Jar or Glass {mason jars work well}
  • 1/8-1/4 cup of popping corn
  • 2 tbsp of baking soda
  • 1 cup  of vinegar (use as needed more will increase the chemical reaction)
  • 2 cups of water

Procedure Guide:

  • Step 1 – Grab your ingredients and let us get started! You can use just about any tall glass or jar. Be sure to assist the little ones with the measuring and pouring if necessary, but it is also great practice for junior scientists.
  • Step 2 – You can then have the kiddos fill the jar with 2 cups of water to start (add as needed).
  • Step 3 – Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda and stir well to mix thoroughly.
  • Step 4 – Add a drop of food coloring (any color will do).
  • Step 5 –  Add the corn kernels (Be sure not to add to many Kernels in order to create space so they can move)
  • Step 6 – Finally add 1 cup of vinegar to the jar. Then sit back and enjoy the “Magic”!

This science experiment is a fun easy hands’ on learning experience for the kiddos as they get to see chemical reactions form right before their eyes. This super simple and easy experiment can be done from the comfort of your own home!

Request more information by completing the form below!

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY