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Apple Volcano

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Gather Materials - Apple Volcano

Gather Materials

Apple
Baking Soda
White Vinegar
Dropper
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)

Step 1 - Apple Volcano

Step 1

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.

Step 2 - Apple Volcano

Step 2

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.

CDC Milestones

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:

Infants
1-year-old
  • Shows fear in some situations
  • Puts things in a container, takes things out of a container
  • Looks at the right picture or thing when it’s named
Toddlers
18-months-old
  • Explores alone but with parent close by
  • Can follow 1-step verbal commands without any gestures
  • Drinks from a cup
Preschoolers
2-years-old
  • Shows more and more independence
  • Knows names of familiar people and body parts
  • Might use one hand more than the other

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