Erupting Pumpkins Experiment

September 12, 2019
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This next activity brings Fall and science together in a way that kids are sure to love!
Rosie loves exploring with baking soda and vinegar, and we love coming up with new and fun twists for this simple bit of science!  Today, we carved a few pumpkins, and then made them ERUPT!  Are you ready to see how?
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ERUPTING PUMPKINS EXPERIMENT FOR KIDS

Materials
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Method
  • Begin by carving a few pumpkins.
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  • Smaller kids will need help with this part.
  • Once carved add roughly 1 cup of baking soda to each pumpkin.  If your pumpkins are on the smaller side you can use less baking soda.
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  • Add a few drops of food coloring if desired.  
  • Then, have kids pour in 1-2 cups of vinegar into the pumpkins and quickly step back!
  • The pumpkins will erupt with fizzing, bubbling fun also known as a baking soda and vinegar reaction.
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Rosie and Jewel thought this was so cool and wanted to make the pumpkins erupt again & again!

Extend the Fun
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MORE FIZZING SCIENCE
A PRO TIP:

  • Add a squirt of dish soap to the pumpkins before adding the vinegar.  This will make the acid-base reaction last much longer!
Try experimenting with different sized pumpkins, too!  We eventually tried this activity with smaller pumpkins, and we were able to make the entire jack-o-lantern erupt!

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Crystal Underwood is the writer and creator of Growing A Jeweled Rose. She has worked extensively with children and strongly believes in the importance of play at the core of early learning. She is passionate about the early years and believes that childhood should be a truly magical time in life. For all the best kids activities connect with Growing a Jeweled Rose below!