Frozen Themed At Home Science Experiment!
I hope you are staying cool with this heat wave moving in! It is hot hot hot outside, so it's the perfect week to stay inside with fun activities. I have the perfect thing for you that combines science, crafting, AND Frozen! Today we're going to make a snowstorm in a jar that will make even Elsa jealous!
What You'll Need:
1 Cup Water
2 1/2 Cups of Baby Oil
Silver, White, and Blue Glitter
1 Alka-Seltzer Tablet
3 Tablespoons of White Craft Paint
Blue Food Coloring (*Optional)
1 Quart-Size Mason Jar
A Spoon or Stir Stick
Fill your mason jar about three-fourths full with baby oil.
In a separate bowl, combine your 1 cup of water with the 3 tablespoons of white paint.
This next step is fun...add AS MUCH glitter and food coloring as your heart desires to your jar of oil. The more the better...:)!
Add your bowl of water and paint to your oil jar mixture.
Drop the Alka-Seltzer tablet into your mixture and watch your snowy creation come to life!
Activity Lesson (The Science Behind The Snow):
Oil is less dense than water, so the water will naturally separate and sink to the bottom. The interaction between Alka-Seltzer and water creates pressure upwards while the oil tries to push it back down. This back and forth pressure is what creates this tiny snowstorm. Alka-Seltzer contains sodium bicarbonate and when mixed with water, carbon monoxide gas is created. This powerful duo will produce a blizzard every time!
I hope this activity allows your tiny scientists and eager learners to feel as powerful as Elsa!
Let The Storm Rage On