STEAM Saturday – Erupting Apple! (11-12-2022)

You’ve heard of a volcano, but have you ever heard of an APPLE-CANO??  Put a fall twist on a classic chemistry experiment with this fun and easy activity!  Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Apples
  • Baking Soda
  • Vinegar
  • A fizz-catching container to do the experiment in (think plate, tray, or baking dish)
  • A knife (for you) to cut a hole in the apple

This is a great way to introduce your little one to simple chemistry.  Here’s how it works:

Put your apple on your fizz-catching dish and cut a hole in the top, reaching approximately halfway down the apple.  Add a couple of tablespoons of baking soda inside the hole.  Pour the vinegar into the hole and watch the two substances interact to cause a fizzy explosion.

Check out the experiment and the science behind the baking soda and vinegar reaction from Little Bins for Little Hands HERE.

As always, get as creative as you want, and above all, have lots of fun learning together!

We’ll see you right back here next Saturday for another STEAM Saturday activity!  Scroll through the rest of our website to learn how Critchlow Adkins is Building Brighter Futures for the children and families we serve!

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