The fall season is here but Halloween is right around the corner. Therefore, I wanted to do an activity with my son that connects with the season. We decided to do a Magic Potion Recipe that would incorporate science.
We used the classic chemical reaction of baking soda and vinegar. However, we added an element of surprise by adding some color to our magic potion. We found a way to hide the color so a person could not see it until the baking soda and vinegar reacted with one another.
This Magic Potion activity reminded me of something a magician or wizard would do in a fairy tale story. Once the potion came together, my son was happy with the results. I think your child will have the same reaction if they did the experiment as well.
The results were a colorful mini explosion that overflowed out of the glass jar. Another benefit in doing this experiment is that you can explain the science behind the mini explosion.
Why it works?
- As the baking soda mixes with the vinegar, it creates bubbles of carbon dioxide gas.
- The mixture creates a lot of gas, which results in the chemical reaction.
Below are the materials we used...
Watch the video below to see the Magic Potion Recipe. This video comes from my son’s Youtube Channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. Please subscribe and share if you like what you see.
Have fun with this experiment!
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