Knife or melon baller
Baking sheet or plate (to catch the liquid from the eruption)
Dish soap (optional – this can cause a more bubbly reaction, just add a drop before adding the vinegar)
Using a melon baller or a knife, remove the stem and top or core from the apple without removing the bottom so there is a cavity inside the apple (this step is for adults for safety).
Then, place the apple onto a baking sheet or plate (to catch the spills.) Add baking soda to the apple’s cavity. Fill the apple’s cavity to the top with baking soda about a tablespoon.
Pour vinegar (or use the dropper) to drop vinegar onto the baking soda and watch the eruption!
When the fizzing slows down, add more baking soda and/or vinegar and repeat the steps to cause more of an eruption.
Curious about your child’s development? All children develop at their own pace, but the Center for Disease Control’s developmental milestones can be a helpful guideline. Here are a few examples:
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