With homeschool, we get to try some fun science experiments and they normally center around the kitchen. Little Man’s Science is ALL experiments. I was supposed to do this lesson 3 weeks ago, but I didn’t read ahead to see I needed red cabbage and then we hadn’t been to the store in the past two weeks, so it didn’t get done until today.
Kids in the Kitchen: Red Cabbage Chemistry
- 1/2 red cabbage
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 lemon or lemon or lime juice
- 3 white bowls
- Boil your half cabbage until water turns blue.
- Pour water into 3 separate bowls.
- In one bowl add your juice and see what happens.
- In another bowl add your baking powder. (Watch, because it will foam up!)
The directions in Little Man’s book said that the water from the red cabbage would turn purple. Ours turned blue. It also said when you add the baking powder that it would turn green, but it turned a cloudy blue. The red worked for us, though.
What You’ll Learn:
All things are made up of chemicals,, whether they are solids, liquids, or gases. When one chemical is mixed with another, often there is a reaction, or change.
Come join my co-hosts, Melinda of LookWhatMomFound, Sarah of Play to Learn with Sarah, Kate of Busy Bee Kate. Jeannette of EcoIncognito and Sara at Sensibly Sara, each week linking up a post, new or old, that feature the theme Kids in the Kitchen. It doesn’t matter what you are doing as long as you are doing it together, enjoying it and learning something along the way.
- preparing healthy snacks
- blending a smoothie
- packing a lunch
- discovering a local restaurant that your kids love
- shopping at the farmer’s market
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