Bubbling Wizards’ Brew: A Family Science Experiment (Video)

Just after dinner tonight, the family decided to do an experiment from the Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do. It's the third experiment we did from the book, and I decided to take out my camera phone (a Nokia E65) to record the activity.

It's a simple science experiment with just the following materials needed:

  • Empty jar
  • Tray
  • vinegar
  • food dye
  • washing up liquid
  • bicarb soda

There's also an option to add glitter in the mix, if you want to make it look more magical. We didn't have any, so we skipped that.

Anyway, you can watch the (grainy) video to see the step-by-step of the experiment. The video has text annotations, but you must visit the YouTube page and view the video there to see them.

And yes, it's a fun little activity that's easy to do. My four-your-old boy definitely love doing these experiments. And, they encourage him to enjoy learning and science.

Hmmm... I wonder what's the next thing we'll do?

UPDATE: Changed the video to the one that's hosted by Amazon, to share the link to the book we used in this experiment.

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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