Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wizard's Brew

Dani headed up this experiment - it consists of 6 short videos; camera's video setting.

To make your own Wizard's Brew
you'll need:

a clean glass jar/s

white vinegar

food dye


dishwashing liquid

baking soda

STEP 1: half-fill a glass jar with clear vinegar. Add several drops of food dye, then sprinkle a little fine glitter over the top of the vinegar.

STEP 2: Add a good squeeze of dishwashing liquid to the jar. Then, gently stir the mixture with a metal spoon to mix everything together.

STEP 3: Put the jar in the middle of a large baking tray or a sink. Add a heaped teaspoon of baking soda to the jar and see what happens.

~~~~The foam that pours out of the jar is formed by a simple chemical reaction. When the vinegar and baking soda mix, they make lots of tiny bubbles of gas. The bubbles churn up the dishwashing liquid, making lots of foam!~~~~

Have Fun!


Aussie Therese said...

we made wizard brew here too. Do you have the Osborne science book.

Shelly said...

Ours is the Usborne book, if that's the same one you're speaking of. the kids love it :)

Aussie Therese said...


Thats it. Tom and Amelia love it too. We did a lot of experiments from it last term.