Photographing Fun Kids Activities
If your just new to my blog, I am a child and family photographer in the Phoenix area. Visit my portfolio or contact link above if you were looking for information on how to book a session. If you are curious about what this post is all about, read on! When I am not taking picture of families and children in the Phoenix area, I am also a mom, former elementary teacher and part time child development professor. So naturally, as you may have guessed, I love working with children. In this section of my blog, I combine my photography skills with my love for working with kids to give you ideas on some fun and educational things to do with your little ones!
Soda Explosion Science Project
For this super fun science activity, you only need a few things: a two liter of soda and a roll of Mentos candies. Having four kids, I’m pretty thrifty so I love projects that don’t cost a lot. This one you can do for under two dollars and you’ll definitely get your money worth!
2 Liter of Diet Cola (or other soda)
1 Roll of Mentos Candies
To prepare you kids, ask them to make a guess or hypothesis about what will happen when you combine to two materials that they have probably seen before. I got some pretty unique reposes from my kids from “it will turn red” to “it will spill out of the bottom”. If you wanted to extended this activity a little more (and make it more educational) have your kids write or draw a picture about what they think will happen.
Next, open the end of the candies and the soda. For a bigger reaction, open all the candies beforehand and place in a rolled up index card. Place your hand over the end so they will all plop in quickly. Drop the candies in and watch the reaction on your kids’ faces! *SPOILER ALERT* Don’t scroll down if you don’t want to know what happens next:)As you can see, this is messy, so it is something you want to do outside. The explosion is more or less powerful with different types and temperatures of soda. So if your kids enjoyed this little experiment, have them try it with regular cola, sprite, or an ice cold two litter. Have them make predictions to what will happen.Thanks for reading! Leave me a note below and let me know how it turned out for your kids or if you’ve got a great idea you’d like to share.