I’ve done a slew of baking soda and vinegar posts this summer. Hopefully they’ll inspire you to share your inner geek with a child in your life. Here’s the whole list:
- Preschool Chemistry: Baking Soda and Vinegar Basics
- Baking Soda and Vinegar for Two-Year-Olds
- Baking Soda and Vinegar for Three-Year-Olds
- Exploding Paint
- A Vinegar Substitute (smells nice, too!)
This list is really only the tip of the iceberg. Notice that I didn’t even mention cereal box toys, and those were my big introduction to the fabulous world of chemistry when I was a kid. I think Cap’n Crunch had the best ones, though my mother rues the day we convinced her to buy such a cereal so we could fight over the toy inside.
So now I want to hear about your chemistry experiments with kids! There are others out there, but since baking soda and vinegar are easy to find and cheap they are the ones I see the most in early ed.