WOW your kids with this Red White and Blue Science Project that allows kids to watch a bubbling, colorful chemical reaction with a fun and easy science experiment for preschoolers, kindergarteners, first graders, 2nd graders, 3rd graders, and fourth grade students. Use this project as af un activity for Presidents Day or 4th of July.
4th of July Science Experiment
Whether you are looking for a fun science experiment for kids to add to your fourth of July celebration, Presidents Day unit, or just for everyday fun learning, you will love this easy science experiment! This science project allows preschool, pre k, kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4 students to experience a chemical reaction without a super complicated procedure. This experiment is truly EASY!
The third Monday of every February is President’s Day. Originally, President’s Day was celebrated on February 22nd, which was George Washington’s birthday, but the holiday was moved to the third Monday of the month to make it easier to take the day off from work.
In honor of George Washington and all the other presidents throughout history, we created this red white and blue chemical reactions science experiment to celebrate America, our presidents, and the special place they hold in our history.
Red White and Blue Science Experiments
Kids will love making this red white and blue science project that demonstrates a beautiful chemical reaction. This is the perfect science experiment for Presidents Day, 4th of July activities, or just for everyday science fun!
Here are the supplies you need to make this fourth of July activity
- Cardstock paper
- Dish soap
- Baking soda
- Red and blue food coloring
- Large jar
- Duct tape
- Large tray
Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment
Cut a piece of card stock paper big enough to fit across the center of your jar, and as tall as the jar. Cut another piece of card stock paper the same height but only half as wide, so you can divide the jar into three sections. Tape the pieces together, and place the divider inside the jar. It doesn’t have to be precise to work. Add a few tablespoons of baking soda to each section. Squirt some dish soap onto each section of baking soda. This will help the reaction last longer and become fizzier. Squeeze some red food coloring into one section and blue into another.
Red White and Blue Chemical Reaction
Place the jar onto a large tray. Pour a small amount of vinegar into each section. Watch as the red, white, and blue colors rise to the top and start to swirl together. Keep adding baking soda until the reactions stops.
How cool is that red white and blue science project?
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