Easy Volcano Eruption Experiment for Kids (3 Methods & Beautiful Results)

Are you looking for an easy fun and intellectual science experiment for your kid’s science fair!? If yes, then you are on the right page where you will get three easy simple and super fun experiments that works better as a science project. What’s that!? It’s a ‘Volcano making’ at home with your kids.

After watching a documentary on television regarding volcanoes, aroused an interest to create fake volcanoes. Immediately I shared my idea with my girls of 5 and 7 years old. They were very excited by listening the name itself. That is how I started experimenting this super fun activity at home.

Suitable For

Volcano making can be a lot of fun for a summer family project. This fizzy science experiment gives young children an exciting and learning experience as they watch and learn about incredible geological formations while experimenting volcano. This is a perfect activity for  3-4 year olds5-6 year olds and up. Even preschoolers can enjoy the activity by watching.

Method-1: Making Volcano using Baking Soda and Vinegar
Thinks we need

You will need few simple things that you can find in your home or stores easily. The supplies required to mimic the lava that of a real volcano are listed below:

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Procedure
Add baking soda volcano

1) Take a ready-made Volcano or you can make it at home using plastic bottles. Fill the volcano with white marble stones to give it a colorful look as well as kids can get better view on the white background.

2) You can also decorate around the volcano with some kid’s toys to make it more attractive and catchy. Adding kid’s toys to the volcano also grabs kid’s attention as toys are never boring for any kids or even adults. J

3) Find some private space since the volcano eruption makes a mess. As we are using ready-made volcano plate, hopefully the mess is only inside the plate.

4) Do some preparations or trials before you start the actual experiment in order to learn proper amounts of ingredients that decide how big your volcano should be!

5) Now my elder daughter Prithika added required amount of baking soda (one of the magical ingredients) into the volcano. She is always interested in adding ingredients. In one way, it helps her to learn more about mixing and measurement concepts.

6) Seeing her sister, my younger one Tisha (5 years old) also excited and got ready to add ingredients to the volcano. She added few drops of food colouring. 1-2 drops of food colour gives nice colourful effect to our volcano.
Add food color to baking soda

7) Then add a few ml of dish wash soap to the volcano carefully.
Adding soap liquid volcano

8) Now for the eruption, add another magical ingredient i.e. vinegar to the volcano.
Add vinegar to volcano

Kids started clapping and shouting by seeing the amazing volcano that is fizzing and frothing out of the volcano set up. This amazing and wonderful volcano is resulted with the reaction of baking soda and vinegar.
volcano using baking soda

Tip:

If you want the larger eruptions, increase the amounts of baking soda and vinegar. That’s it so simple and fun included. Kids will enjoy to take on a sense of pride for their achievement.
Erupting volcano go science girls

Now let us jump into the second method of making homemade volcano which is as simple as first method.

Method 2 Volcano in the bowls using same ingredients
Erupting-volcano experiment for kids

Making homemade volcano is a fun science activity for kids. All you need is to provide enough space for volcano to erupt. So you can create volcano using anything from the kitchen but it should be wide enough. Here we are going to create volcano using wide enough bowls and the same magical ingredients.
what we need

  • Baking soda
  • Soap liquid
  • Food colour
  • Vinegar
  • Bowls (make sure the bowls are neatly washed as the volcano is not formed if there are any other chemical substances which may get react and form other reactions)

Procedure
adding soap liquid and baking soda to bowl

1) Take four bowls and arrange them neatly on the work table or work place. It is suggested to take the bowls in a wide and big plate so that the eruption will flow or spread wide area and be within the plate.

2) Add different food colours to four different bowls so that it gives different coloured volcanoes. My daughters are excited to add their favorite colours. In fact this is their most favorite step in every activity we does (if there are chances to add any colours while experimenting).

3) Now add dish soap liquid in required amounts to each of the bowls. Be careful while adding dish soap liquid especially with the kids. Ask your kids to wash their hands properly if the dish soap is touched to their hands. If not it may go into their eyes when they rub mistakenly.
getting volcano

4) Finally add vinegar to get the volcano eruption in the bowls. As my kids already knew about the vinegar’s reaction in this experiment, they were very excited to add vinegar. My elder one took the chance adding vinegar to the bowl. You can see the colourful volcano after vinegar is added. This is due to the reaction between baking soda and vinegar.
Erupting volcano

Kids were fascinated watching the mimic done by vinegar in the last resulting in amazing and colourful volcano in all the four bowls.
colorful volcano

This is the simple and easiest way to attract or fascinate the people at the science fair.

Method 3 Creating Volcano experiment with Lemon

Make lemon volcanoes (ideal experiment) along with your kids using kitchen ingredients. The end result is wonderful that leaves a surprise on kid’s face. This is another easiest method to create colorful volcano using lemons. Let us see how we can amaze children using lemon.

Materials required
Things we need

All you need are:

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Instructions
Adding food color baking powder

1) Take a medium sized lemon and cut into 3/4th using butter or cutting knife.

2) Squeeze out the seeds and some lemon juice (leaving some juice) with the help of spoon or fork.

3) Add few drops of food colour to the inside of the lemon. Choose some bright colours to see bright and colourful lemon volcanoes. We used red orange and yellow food colours to get orange-red lava! Kids enjoyed watching bright display of volcanoes.  

4) Put some baking soda on top of the lemon to see the amazing results.

5) Use spoon or fork to let the baking soda inside the lemon.

As soon as you add the baking soda to the lemon, there happens a chemical reaction again between the lemons (acidic in nature) and the baking soda (base). This chemical reaction leaves a gas known as carbon dioxide which is responsible for the frothing and fizzing of the eruption coming out of the lemon.

My kids felt this as very simple and easy activity to create colorful volcano and they are very much attracted to lemon volcanoes. They have done this activity thrice to satisfy their excitement. J
Lemon volcano

Science behind the colorful volcano eruption

A volcano is a typically conical mountain or hill that has lava coming out from a magma chamber under the surface of the ground. The materials include in the volcano are lava, gaseous sulfur compounds, steam, heat, broken rock pieces and ash. The volcano erupts and explodes all these materials out when there are right conditions like high temperature and pressure.

However, in our home experiment of creating fake volcano gives an idea of how a volcano looks like when the lava erupts. This is a simple classic science experiment works based on a chemical reaction and showing physical volcano eruption. The chemical reaction is nothing but a reaction between the baking soda and vinegar results in the release of a gas called carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is the same gas which is used in sodas for the purpose of carbonation. You can observe the same reaction what you see when the soda bottle is shaken up and remove the bottle cap. The pressure created while shaking make the gas molecules to spread out as there is no enough space to spread, it comes out of the bottle when the cap is opened. In the same way, the carbon dioxide released (because of the chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar) builds up enough pressure inside the volcano finally results in the eruption in order to exit the bubbles.

In other words, the chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar is said to be an ‘Acid-Base Reaction’. Because the chemical reaction is happening between the acetic acid (vinegar) and a base (sodium bicarbonate). The acetic acid (a weak acid) reacts with and neutralizes the base (sodium bicarbonate). The gas released during the reaction is the carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is the main culprit for the fizzing and bubbling of the wonderful ‘eruption’.

Obviously it not the real volcano but it is a cool thing to watch and learn about volcanoes visually.

This project takes not more than 30 minutes to complete. I could say that it is a classic science experiment because kids will get to learn chemical reactions and observe what is happening when a volcano erupts. Sounds cool right!!? Did you know the carbon dioxide gas released during the experiment is also present or produced during real volcanoes!! Hope you all enjoyed to learn about colorful fake volcanoes in three different methods. Happy experiment!!

Please Note ...
This is an easy activity that kids can make on their own but still parents have to keep an eye on their kids while performing the activity.  The baking soda, vinegar and food coloring are completely safe for children to touch and experiment. However, just be aware that the experiment results (the lava) are not edible. Please be mindful that toddlers are attracted to colorful things and they may try to taste them. We always suggest to have parental supervision while trying science experiments. Learn more about it here

Different Erupting volcanoes

Some Q&A for your interaction with kids

How does a volcano experiment work?

In our experiment, baking soda and vinegar are the magic ingredients to create a volcano at home. When the baking is combined with the vinegar, there happens a chemical reaction producing a gas called carbon dioxide which causes a volcano to erupt (looks similar to the real volcano eruption). The carbon dioxide gas creates pressure to throw out the gas bubbles inside the volcano thus exit the volcano like real ones.

How much baking soda and vinegar do you need to make a volcano?

We always have to be very careful while adding ingredients in right amounts in order to get our wonderful results. We may not get our desired results if we miss to add right amounts of ingredients. In our experiment, we require 2 table spoons of baking soda to mix in 1/4th cup of vinegar to erupt a beautiful volcano at home.

How do you make a glowing volcano?

Take your chemical volcano project to the next level and make it more exciting by creating glowing volcano. For a glowing lava, use tonic water instead of vinegar and a black light. You can also use both the ingredients i.e. take equal quantities of vinegar and tonic water to make erupting glowing volcano under a black light. Tonic water consists of fluorescent compound called quinine, which is responsible for glowing volcano eruption. The other way to create glowing volcano is to wrap the volcano around the tonic water bottle and just drop the Mentos candies into the bottle. You can see the amazing glowing volcano at home. One more method to see colorful glowing volcano is to mix the chlorophyll with vinegar. The chlorophyll when expose to ultra violet light, starts glowing in red. Hence, you can see the red glowing volcano.

What is the purpose of the baking soda and vinegar experiment?

You see a lot of bubbling and foaming while erupting volcano. Formation of bubbles and foam is due to the combination of baking soda and vinegar. When the baking soda (a base, sodium bicarbonate) is mixed with the vinegar solution (an acid), there happens a chemical reaction releasing a gas known as carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide is unstable and fills the volcano with a lot of bubbles. Due to the pressure builds up in the volcano due to carbon dioxide gas, the gas bubbles gets exit the volcano like a real volcano eruption.

Baking soda and vinegar volcano explanation? or What causes the vinegar and baking soda to react?

Both the ingredients are responsible for the chemical reaction because baking soda is a base (called sodium bicarbonate) reacts with the vinegar, an acid producing carbon dioxide.

Is using baking soda OK for kids?

According to the studies, using baking soda is completely safe since it is mild and unscented for kids. Baking soda has both the alkaline and antiseptic properties that soothes the acidic nature of skin and protects it from infections. It tastes bitter so kids obviously would not like to put in their mouth. However, it is always good to take extra care while using baking soda very often.

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How to make Curds and Whey

Here is the cool science activity that is kids-friendly. This time I am going to demonstrate how to make whey and curds using different juices.

Lets Make Whey Curd edible science experiment for kids
We have been curious to know about whey and curds. You can now learn to make the same with this recipe. Being an edible science experiment , It increases fun for your kids. 

Hope you are excited and wondered since it is a simple cool science experiment as well as a great introduction to kids learn ‘milk chemistry’ i.e. how milk turns into various products like cheese, curd, butter, whey, and butter milk etc. when treated with different methods.

My younger daughter Tisha is 3.5 years and she wanted to make curd. So I decided to try this DIY curd recipe at home.

 

Who is it for

3-4-year-old kids can make this experiment with little guidance and they will like this because of that rhymes. In fact, I took help from my kid Tisha while doing this. 

5-6-year-old kids will do it little more independently. 

7-9-year-old kids can experiment with the working principle by substituting with milk types including raw milk, skim milk, goat milk, etc. Also, they can use different edible acid like lemon juice in the place of vinegar. Even they can try changing the length and draining time to observe the results. They can additionally take these observations and prepare ricotta-filled cannelloni.

How to make whey and curd using juices

The generic name for whey and curd is called curdled milk. The solid portion separated from curdled milk is called curd and the watery portion is called the whey. The process of curdling of milk can be done in different methods and based on that you will get a different quality of cheese. Our method of getting curd is called ricotta cheese. We can make ricotta cheese by combining milk and vinegar. You can recall recipe used for making paneer and queso-blanco for making this recipe.

Coagulation is a process (of changing liquids into solid or semi-solid states) what actually happens in the milk. In fact, without coagulation you cannot expect milk turn into curd, cheese or any other dairy products that are mandatory in our daily usage or kitchen. Yes, this is absolutely proven science regarding milk.

Apart from this, we can make milk curdle without spoiling it. Try this simple science activity to find out how!?

Procedure

We are going to make milk curdle using four different liquids like vinegar, pineapple juice, lemon juice and mosambi juice.

Things Required

Things We Need for making whey

    • Milk
    • Glass jar
    • Glass Bowl (Take four clean and clear glass bowls as we are going to make milk curdle using four different liquids)
    • Spoon
    • Pineapple juice
    • Vinegar
    • Lemon juice
    • Mosambi juice

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Certainly, don’t leave out your little one who is going to help you in making curds and whey.

Preparation

  • Take the milk in a saucepan. Place it on the stove top and stir while it is getting heated. Let the flame be low and allow it to reach a temperature of 80oC (175oF). You can check this with the thermometer. 
  • Take freshly prepared juices to get the better results. Make sure the milk is hot and fresh.
  • Label four of the small glass bowls like “pineapple juice”, “lemon juice”, “vinegar”, and “mosambi juice”.
  • Take fresh pineapple, lemon, and mosambi and grate them into smaller pieces. Make juice out of it using any blender or juicer.

What to do

Have you ever ended up with something closer to cottage cheese while making pineapple smoothie!? Definitely the answer would be ‘yes’!! You might be blaming pineapple for spoiling your smoothie. Do not know whether you know the right reason to blame pineapple. But you are right, pineapple is the solely reason for turning milk into curd and whey.

pour milk into the bowl

1) Take a required quantity of hot milk in the glass bowl labelled ‘pineapple juice’. Ask your little ones to add a few drops of freshly prepared pineapple juice into the hot milk.

Making whey with pineapple juice

2) My girls were amazed seeing the wonderful end result of the activity. Soon after you add few drops of pineapple juice to the hot milk, the milk will turn into curd separating the whey clearly.

How to make whey using vinegar

3) In the same way, repeat the above two steps with lemon juice, vinegar and mosambi juice in the labelled glass bowls we already kept ready.

Making whey using mosambi juice

4) Anybody irrespective of ages will be fascinated seeing the final product of the activity. Yes, all our four different liquids make milk curdle very clearly separating whey.

Separating curds and whey

Separating ricotta cheese curds from whey

Making Curds and Whey Kitchen Science for Kids

Science of making whey and curd using juices and milk

Milk is a slightly acidic complex compound made up of fat and proteins together with casein. The pH of milk ranges between 6.4-6.8. When the milk’s pH drops (it might be due to any reasons like souring naturally or by adding extra acid), the negatively charged casein starts attracting another molecule and begin to form clumps. Eventually, the clumps become large which are considered as curd. Since all the juices we used in the activity are acidic making the milk more acidic (when added to it) and further turns to curd and whey.

What to explore

  • Ask your kids to change the quantities of milk and juices and try the activity.
  • You can try with different kinds of vinegar
  • Also try with different kinds of milk like skimmed milk, whole milk, soya milk etc.
  • Make a record and compare the results.

Clean up

Also tell kids some clean up activity after the work is done. You can ask them to keep the work area clean by cleaning the used bowls and pouring all the waste solutions in the sink. This way kids also learn keeping things clean and neat.

Tisha’s role in this experiment was to help to get the ingredients, measuring milk and pouring. However, I did not let stir because it was hot.

Curds and Whey Kitchen Science for Kids

In case your kids are older, then you may ask them to mix. But be with them and help them.

I checked the temperature and switched off the stove.

She was proud that she helped in adding vinegar too.

I was so glad that making cheese is a damn easy process. Not more than 30 minutes we spent to get this done. By only using things available at home we made this cheese. Also, it is the best activity to be performed indoor during the rainy day.

Also, you can make it in small quantities and these are fresh every time. Do away with the store bought cheese from now on. There is no need to store it anymore as you need 30 minutes time to prepare this for your meal. When there are more milk packets, then convert them into cheese and have a treat. Are you thinking of what to do with the whey? Try these suggestions and stay healthy. 

Why curds and whey get separated

Milk contains minerals, fats, proteins, sugar, and water. The proteins present in milk include whey and casein proteins. These are all combined together forming a colloid. The colloid will not settle down together and hence gets separated in this process when adding vinegar.

Molecules in protein repel each other at a normal pH level. When the pH drops, the immediate casein proteins attract with each other and form a clump to become curd. This process is called curdling and the water left out is called whey.

You can drop the pH level in milk by adding buttermilk, lemon juice, vinegar, etc. We have tried it with variety of juices. In a nutshell, adding acid will curdle the milk. Heating is required to speed up the process.

How do you separate whey from curd?

Take a cheese cloth muslin cloth as a strainer. Place it over a bowl and pour off the mixture of whey and curds. It takes few minutes for the whey to drain. Squeeze the curd that is strained in the muslin cloth until all the whey separates out from the curd. 

Does curd contain whey?

Whey is the leftover liquid after the milk is curdled ans strained. So, curd doesn’t contain whey anymore.

What exactly are curds and whey?

Curd and whey are the by products formed during cheese making. Curds are formed when the milk coagulates with rennet (an enzyme). Whey is nothing but the liquid that is expelled while curdling process. 

How do you separate milk from curd?

Take a pot with required amount of milk and add an enzyme derived from new born ruminant. the enzyme helps milk to separate curd by coagulating process during curdling.

How do you separate whey from milk?

Pour off the curd into the strainer (a cotton muslin cloth can be used) and let it drain for sometime. the liquid whey drain out into the bowl after several hours at room temperature. 

 Is cheese made from curds or whey?

Yes, cheese makers cook curd and whey at desired temperature to achieve the perfect consistency of the curd which is then processed into cheese.  

What part of milk is whey?

Whey is the liquid part of milk after curdling process.

What is the difference between curd and whey?

Curd is the solid mass of milk during curdling process whereas whey is the liquid portion.

What exactly is whey?

Actually, milk is made of two proteins i.e. whey and casein. Whey gets separated from casein in the milk during cheese making and as a by product of milk curdling process. 

What can you do with whey?

Yes, whey is very much useful and handy ingredient in our kitchen. Below are some uses of whey:
1) Use it as a starter culture when fermenting vegetables.
2)Add it to smoothies and shakes to provide more vitamins, minerals, and proteins.
3)Drink it straight!
4)Reconstitute fruit juice to add nutritional value
5)Use whey to soak grains, Nourishing Traditions style
6)Make tasty whey lemonade

 

If you’d like to read about recipe variations, I liked this post from The Food Lab where he tries out a bunch of different methods to make ricotta and documents the results.  And in case you’re confused about where the recipe actually is at the end of the post (like I was), here it is here.

Try this recipe posted in Food lab to make some variations in the recipe. See here to know where exactly the post is.

Get more edible science projects for kids that includes the following

  • Try sherbet recipewith your kid to feel the fizzy reaction on the tongue.
  • For making a delicious recipe with fun and observe the frothy reaction, try Anzac biscuits
  • Check out the edible glassrecipe in which you can make glass from sugar and eat them too.
  • My favorite one is the Honeycomb Feel free to add or not chocolate on its top.

 Find all my work on Pinterest also in the following pages

  • Go Science Kids
  • Edible science projects

Making whey Experiment with kids

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Making Whey And Curd using Juices
How to make curds and whey edible science for kids

Naked Egg (Dissolving Egg Shell) Experiment

Simple science experiments for kids: Do you want show naked egg to your kids? Try this fun project by dissolving an eggshell into a glass of vinegar solution.

Try this simple activity which involves absolutely no complication but only fun. And you know what? There is no need to run around to shop for materials because you can find everything from your household items . Trust me, we tried this experiment couple of time in the last 15 days as kids kept on insisting to watch the reactions. Also, my little princess Tisha did not allow the result show and interrupted every time out of curiosity.

Suitable For
There is no wonder as kids cannot resist their temptation and we cannot control them squeezing the soft egg and that too naked. Tisha bumped it twice on the floor and alas we could not retain it for long. This will be a great activity for preschoolers and primary class kids. My elder one Pritika is aged 5.3 yrs and younger one Tisha 2.11 yrs had fun while doing this experiment.

Dissolving the Eggshell from an Egg & Making Transparent Egg

What is required?

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  1. Place the egg in the glass jar

Make sure your jar is not heavy and let kids handle them easily. Ask them to place the egg into the glass jar. Ensure it does not break and provide help to kids. Preferably use a wide-mouthed glass so that easily hands can go inside. Also, there will be rooms for the egg to swell.

  1. Mix Vinegar Solution

    Now, take vinegar and transfer that to the jar until it covers the entire egg. Finally, add few more drops to make sure that eggs are floating. Initially, the egg will float when it is fresh and then sink.

naked egg experiment pouring vinegar to egg

3. Observation!

egg in vinegar experiment

The fun begins quickly after adding the vinegar to the jar and you can witness minute bubble formation on outer layer of the egg. This is due to the release of CO2 (carbon dioxide). Imagine the fizzy sound when opening any aerated juice. This is similar to that chemical reaction which happens n the jar.

egg shell dissolving in vinegar

  1. Close the jar and keep it aside for a maximum of 7 days

Osmosis takes places making the egg to swell and also the color of the eggshell fades from brown. A scummy layer is formed on the surface and it is good to change the Vinegar solution when you witness this layer formation. However, it is optional and does not bother if you forgot to do it or just don’t have time.

  1. It’s time to empty the vinegar from the jar and take the egg outside. Wash off the residual eggshell.

Wow! You can see the naked egg without eggshell. It is now soft like a sponge and light in weight. In case, the eggshells are hard to remove, then don’t panic it needs more days and some more vinegar. So wait with patience to enjoy watching and touching the naked egg soft as a sponge.  🙂

These are cool to look at and also you can find the intact membrane inside. It feels rubbery to touch and squeezing them gently adds fun. It is now possible to see through the lucid egg which contains the yolk. Also, they are seen floating on the top.

Replace your rubber ball with this shell-less egg and dropping from a height of one inch is safe. Yes, it bounces. Be prepared to clean the mess as well. It might turn out to be a mess if you mishandle or kids put more pressure out of excitement. A semi-naked egg, that just needs the shell to be washed away

Science of Egg Shell Disappearing in Vinegar Solution

The reaction between an acid solution and a base can be demonstrated using this activity. The acetic acid present in vinegar reacts with the shell which is nothing but calcium carbonate. Therefore vinegar is acidic and eggshell is the base.

The reaction between acetic acid + calcium carbonate forms a compound that is soluble in water and named as calcium acetate. Along with this CO2 is released. Thus the eggshell gets dissolved and the inner membrane remains unaltered giving an appearance of an exposed egg.

Slowly add vinegar solution to the glass jar with egg to see the reaction. The appearance of CO2 begins and seen small bubbles.

Tisha could not understand the science but activity took part in the experiment. She is too small for the explanation part. She expressed interest to carefully take an egg from the refrigerator and drop in the glass jar. Then she added vinegar to the egg in the jar and closed the jar with the lid. She enjoyed watching the bubbles. She counted days and waited to take the egg out of the jar and wash to remove the residual shells. She was amazed at the texture of the egg and ready for a camera shoot. I am glad she is so involved but at the cost of breaking some eggs. Still, she enjoyed.

Therefore, we discussed the texture of the egg from the beginning of the experiment (hard) until the end (spongy). All the time during the discussion Tisha was busy meddling with the egg squeezing softly and bouncing on the floor.

However, Pritika being elder started asking questions of how and that led to learning a bit of chemistry and chemical reactions. Though she is not old enough to understand reactions but certainly gained knowledge about the science involved in this experiment. She got an idea about elements, molecule, etc. She now knows that elements make up the molecules and the entire world has elements in it.

We then discussed molecules, acids, base, and reactions. Also, she understood that lemon contains citric acid. Out stomach has some acids to digest food etc. Also, she understood that acid reacting with the base like baking soda will make a fizzy sound. She knows the uses of baking soda because of our “making of Anzac Biscuits” experiment. We also did the erupting volcano experiment a month ago which helped her to understand this one easier.

But today she saw vinegar reacting with a base other than baking soda and understood the chemical reaction. During the entire process, I explained to her about vinegar, its properties, and eggshell properties, etc. Also, told her how CO2 bubbles escaped, etc. This is my small initiative to expand her knowledge with practical experiments.

Naked Egg (dissolving egg shell) experiment

Please note…

Do not view the activity as edible. As we have used vinegar to dissolve eggshell formation bacteria will not be a cause for concern. Egg absorbs the vinegar and this process is osmosis. However, we advise you to not use this egg in cooking.

Make sure that kids are not just supported with required materials to conduct the experiments posted on this site but also monitored and guided. Do not allow kids to do the experiment which you think is hazardous when compared to the kid’s maturity and age. Read more here for instructions.


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