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Gassy Banana Science Experiment for Kids

This simple gassy banana experiment is a fun way for kids to learn about what happens as fruit rots with an easy visual. This banana science experiment is super easy and will wow kids as they see the balloon inflate as the project progresses. Try this banana activity with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd garde, 4th grade, and up! You’ve got to try this fruit experiments!

This simple gassy banana experiment is a fun way for kids to learn about what happens as fruit rots with an easy visual. This banana science experiment is super easy and will wow kids as they see the balloon inflate as the project progresses. Try this banana activity with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd garde, 4th grade, and up! You've got to try this fruit experiments!

Banana Science Experiment

Whether you are looking for a simple earth sciece project, fruit experiment, or a fun addition to Earth Day for kids, this fun banana activity is sure to excite children. In this easy banana experiment you will get to see what happens to fruit first hand as it decays and decomposes. Not just visually, but the invisible gasses that are released. This rotting banana experiment is such a clever way to allow preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, garde 2, grade 3, and grade 4 students to see the results with a balloon experiment.

All you need to try this fun banana activity are a few simple materials: banana bowl and spoon empty water or soda bottle balloon

Banana experiment

All you need to try this fun banana activity are a few simple materials:

  • banana
  • bowl and spoon
  • empty water or soda bottle
  • balloon

Start by peeling a banana and placing it in a small bowl

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Start by peeling a banana and placing it in a small bowl.

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Rotting banana experiment

In a small bowl, smash it with a spoon until it is mushy and has no lumps.

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Push the smushed banana in an empty, clear bottle. Blow up a balloon and let the air out to stretch out the balloon.Place the balloon over the opening of the bottle.

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Banana activity

Put the bottle in a warm sunny spot. Observe the banana mush and balloon over the next several days.

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While the banana rots and decomposes, it gives off gases. These gases are trapped inside the bottle and eventually build up enough pressure to begin inflating the balloon.

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Keep watching as the balloon will continue to get larger for days as all the gases are trapped. This is such a cool way for kids to see what actually happens as this fruit decomposes!

This simple gassy banana science experiment is a fun way for kids to learn about what happens as fruit rots with an easy inflating balloon visual.

Fruit experiments

This simple gassy banana science experiment is a fun way for kids to learn about what happens as fruit rots with an easy inflating balloon visual.

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Kindergarten Worksheets and Games. As a busy mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Browse through more than 200,000 pages of FREE worksheets & educational activities for kindergartners! Plus don't miss her other sites www.123homeschool4me.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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