Wacky Wednesday–Water Fireworks & Color Changing Milk

I did my first ever Wacky Wednesday on September 17, 2014. This is going to be a trial and error program, as my community has several different grade schools that are released at different times. I did do a Facebook post and it reached over 100 people, but I have a feeling that my 4:00pm time might be stopping my crowd. Regardless, I did still have some kids show up.

My theme for this month was experiments. I picked color changing milk and water fireworks as our experiments.

Water Fireworks

I found this experiment in Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts For Kids. However, you can find the instructions all over the web. Here is a link to one example.

The kids really liked this craft, and we ended up recreating the experiment several different times. I even had a child ask me if she could take the ingredients home. Grandma told her granddaughter that she could do it at home with her own ingredients, and by golly, they did. The little girl came back on Monday and told me all about it.

Pictures from our original run.

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Pictures from the second round.

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Color Changing Milk

I’ve been itching to try this experiment and finally got the chance to do it this month. I found my instructions from the Steve Spangler Science website.

This was fun for the kids but not as exciting as the water fireworks. They thought it was cool how the milk responded when the q-tip had dish soap on it. However, they all soon started swirling their milk with their q-tips.

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