Fizzy Apple Volcanoes: Easy STEM Fun is a fun and easy fizzy science experiment for kids! This simple to set up STEM activity is the perfect activity for home or in the classroom this fall.
Fizzy Apple Volcanoes Science Fun
Creating apple volcanoes at home is one of those super easy kitchen science experiments, every child should experience especially during fall, apple picking season. When I set this up for my kids, they absolute loved it. Baking soda fizzy experiments are always a massive hit on our house. The colours, the smells, the sounds and the bubbles! This fun and easy chemical reaction was equal parts science and sensory!
Science for All Ages
One of the great things about this activity is that its safe for toddlers and preschoolers but exciting enough to entertain older grade school age kids as well! The main ingredients for this chemical reaction are baking soda and vinegar, common kitchen household items that is easily available at the grocery store.
Easy Fizzy Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiments
Do you want to try more experiments with baking soda. You can also try our other fizzy experiments like our
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- Fizzy Sun Sensory Bin: Summer STEAM
- Super Fun Fizzy Paint Easter Bunny Craft
- Fizzy Shapes Sensory Bin
- Love Potions Sensory Bin: Valentine’s Day STEM
- Easy Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment for Kids
- Lemon Volcanoes
How to Make Apple Volcanoes
- Use a top to make a hole in the top of the apple. Use a spoon to make the hole slightly bigger.
- Fill the hole entirely with baking soda.
- Add food colouring and a few drops fo dish soap.
- Fill a squeeze bottle with vinegar. You can mix in some water in order to make your vinegar go further. Mix 1/3 water with 2/3 vinegar.
- Squeeze the vinegar into the apple and watch it erupt with fizzy. Keep adding vinegar until the reaction stops.
Science Behind the Fizzy Apple Volcanoes
What happens when you combine baking soda with vinegar? Fizz! But why does this happen with two seemingly common ingredients. Baking soda is a base and vinegar is an acid. When an acid and a base mix they produce a gas called carbon dioxide.
Supplies for Fizzy Apple Volcanoes
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- Crab apples or apples
- Baking Soda
- Squeeze bottle or eye droppers
- Knife (for adult use only)
- Tray or sensory bin
Age Suitability for Fizzy Apple Volcanoes
This activity is good for toddlers, pre-k, kindergarten aged children 3 years old and up. My kids are 4.5, 4.5 and 8 years old.
The mess level for this activity is high.
Difficulty to Create
Sensory play, language development, number recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.
The benefits of sensory play:
- encourages the development of fine and gross motor skills;
- supports language development;
- can calm and relieve anxiety;
- promotes and strengthens memory; and
- helps develop the nerve connections the brain requires for higher learning.
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