Dancing Raisins Science Experiment
- a glass cup or jar
- baking soda
To do this experiment, half fill your glass cup with water.
Add about 3 tsp baking soda and mix.
Drop in about 4 – 5 small raisins.
Carefully add 4 TBSP of vinegar to the glass jar.
Watch and wait. It will take a few minutes to start working. Then the raisins will start dancing!
- You could also try with different types of dried fruit and see if they work too – such as Craisins and sultanas
- Try using other liquids such as lemonade, mineral water or soda water.
Why do the raisins dance?
The vinegar and baking soda create carbon dioxide bubbles, the same gas that carbonates soft drink or soda pop. The bubbles will gather under the raisins until there’s enough fizz to raise them to the surface. When the bubbles pop it causes the raisins to fall back down to the bottom and the process continues.
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Dancing Raisins Science ExperimentSimple Living. Creative Learning
- glass cup or jar
- 4 TBSP white vinegar
- 3 tsp baking soda
- 4-5 raisins
- Half fill your glass cup or jar with water.
- Add 3 tsp of baking soda per 250ml of water and mix a little.
- Drop in about 4-5 raisins.
- Carefully add 4 TBSP of vinegar and give it a few minutes to start working.
- The raisins should start dancing.