My kids love doing simple science experiments with materials we already have in the kitchen. We call it kitchen science, and it’s so much fun!
Their favorite? Anything with baking soda and vinegar!
When I found a very old box of cherry gelatin mix that had been lost in the back of the pantry, I decided we would use it for a fun, cherry-scented fizzy science activity that is perfect for Valentine’s Day.
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My kids decided to call this latest science experiment “Cherry Explosion.” With its vivid red color and super fast bubbling reaction, I think the name fits perfectly.
This bubbling science is a fun Valentine’s Day-themed activity. Of course you could have fun with it anytime of year.
Cherry-scented Fizzy Science Activity
To set up your sweet-scented science fun, sprinkle 3-4 tablespoons of cherry gelatin powder on the bottom of your shallow container.
Add 1/4 cup of baking soda and mix well.
Have your child use the eye dropper to add vinegar and watch the cherry-scented fizzy science unfold.
While it is impossible to completely cover up the smell of vinegar, the sweet cherry smell comes pretty close.
And the vibrant red color is striking in comparison to the gelatin powder and baking soda mix.
Your child will love watching the colorful fizz that appears with each drop of vinegar.
If they are anything like mine, you’ll be setting up the experiment again as soon as all the baking soda in the container has been used. (Notice that gallon size Vinegar in the picture. Fizzy science is a BIG favorite here!)
This cherry-scented fizzy science activity is a fun twist on the usual baking soda and vinegar science.
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