On Monday, the 3-5th graders got to make fizzing erupting lemons. Each student was given a lemon, food coloring of their choice, baking soda, a tooth pick, and some lemon juice. At first we all thought "how is this lemon supposed to erupt?", as we conducted the experiment, we found out.
The first step was to cut the lemon in half. The kiddos thought this was the best part because the room had a delightful lemon aroma. After they were cut in half, they took a spoon and poked holes all around the inside of the lemon. Next, it was time for color. We had a galaxy lemon, rainbow lemon, and all types of different color lemon. After the color was added, it was time for baking soda. They sprinkled some baking soda onto the lemon and waited for the reaction to happen.... but then in didn't 😢
We sat around the table trying to figure out why the reaction wasn't happening. One of the students poked their spoon into the holes we made earlier. This pushed the baking soda into the lemon and BOOM fizzing colors came right out of the lemon. The kids were smiling and watching the colors blend together as the baking soda rise and fizz out of the lemon. 🍋🍋
Check out the video below to see the fizzing in action:
💜 Ms. Erin