Last year for the class Integrating Math and Science, everyone worked in pairs to come up with a cool math or science game/experiment that could be done in the classroom. My partner and I found this sparkly explosion experiment online and chose to demonstrate it for our classmates. It’s super simple and really fun.
You will need: a vase, baking soda, vinegar, food coloring, glitter, and a pan to catch the explosion
I did this experiment over the summer with the three young kids that I babysit (ages 1, 5 and 9) and they loved it so much that we repeated the experiment a few times. Click on the link to the website, here, to see the how-to steps. It’s easy enough for kids to do it themselves as long as everything is measured out for younger students. In class, you can put other items into the vase to see if the explosion stays the same based on the items that you try to have explode out of the vase.