How to Make Your Own Fizzy Dragon Eggs
Catapult your Preschool Medieval Fantasy theme into action with this tutorial for making your own Fizzy Dragon Eggs!
Preschoolers love all things fizzy, especially when it's a hands-on science experiment. Include dragons and watch preschoolers' minds explode. Your little ones will be so fascinated that this experiment just might become a regular activity in your classroom!
This science experiment will pair perfectly with a medieval and fairy tale theme. The best part about this experiment is that it uses household materials that are easy to find and you already might have them on hand! Follow along with the tutorial we've provided below.
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Teacher Tip: If you're doing this experiment with a larger group of students you can double the ingredients.
Begin by mixing baking soda and cornstarch in a sandwich bag. Then, add water 1 teaspoon at a time until a soft dough forms. As you can see in the picture below clumps begin to form.
Then add in a few drops of food color. This is a great step for preschoolers to assist with. Mention that the more food coloring you add the bolder the color, it helps them understand a bit more about why we add in a certain amount of drops!
Spoon the mixture into a mold which could be a shallow dish, ice cube tray or cup of any sort. Add the dragons inside the mold then place in the freezer for a minimum of three hours.
Teacher Tip: Preschoolers get SO excited about science experiments that sometimes waiting is really tough. We recommend beginning the experiment towards the end of your day and then completing it the next day. It gives enough time for the eggs to freeze and preschoolers have a better concept of when they get to finish the activity.
Once the eggs are frozen remove the mold and place them in a dish with a small amount of dish soap for the extra fizz! Who doesn't love a bit of added fizz?
Spoon or squeeze vinegar over the eggs a little at a time to watch the dragon “hatch”. We used an eye dropper so that we could slowly watch the experiment.
Continuing adding small drops until your dragon has hatched from it's shell!
We suggest placing the small dish inside of a tray or a foil pan to avoid a larger mess on the table, it helps keep the science experiment contained to one area.
This is a simple yet fun science experiment that gives teachers the opportunity to truly dive into the science behind the fizzy eggs! We hope you had fun.
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