If you read my Christmas recap post last month, you may recall that my nine year old got this awesome book from his uncle for Christmas. I may or may not have been more excited about it than he was and I couldn’t wait to dig and do some of these experiments with the boys. My goal is to complete all of them by the end of the year. We did our first one a few weeks ago and it was called Frankenstein’s Hand.
I like the experiments in this book because they are all relatively simple with detailed instructions.
The items needed for each experiment are very clear.
And the instructions are step by step, so you can’t really mess it up.
I love that the book explains why each experiment works, so that you understand why you’re doing what you’re doing……and maybe learn a thing or two.
Step one was to pour the vinegar into an empty glass:
Step two was adding the baking soda into the glove and making sure that it all went down into the fingers.
Step three was putting glove on to the top of the cup –
Then once the glove was attached, Chris shook all of the baking soda down into the glass which contained the vinegar:
And just like magic, when the baking soda and vinegar mixed, the hand came to life.
This experiment literally only took minutes and the boys (including my husband, Chris) thought it was the coolest thing.