This bible science experiment with a cool chemical reaction will get kids thinking about being patient with family over the holidays!
• A clear jar or glass
• Popping corn
• Baking soda
1. Fill the glass with two cups of water.
2. Add two tablespoons of baking soda to the water and stir until dissolved.
3. Add about 10-15 popcorn kernels to the water/baking soda mixture.
4. Add the vinegar; it will bubble over at first.
5. After the bubbles settle watch the popcorn dance.
The baking soda and vinegar cause a chemical reaction which creates many little tiny bubbles. The bubbles are carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide foams over at first, but afterwards, the bubbles stick to the kernels and make them float. When the bubbles pop the kernels sink, giving the appearance that the kernels are dancing.
The holidays are a time for family and fun. It makes us want to dance! We may ordinarily be like the calm glass of water. But the mixture inside is like our feelings for special holidays, when our joy and gratitude bubbles over! Rejoice and be thankful this holiday season!