One of the presents Aunt Nancy and Uncle Chris gave Grace for Christmas was a "Tasty Science" kit where you experiment with things in your kitchen. This was a perfect gift because Grace loves to cook and she is at a perfect age to scoop, pour, and measure - as long as mom doesn't care about a little mess!
Today, we started at the beginning and tested some liquids to see if they were acidic. The kit give you litmus paper and a pipette and when the paper turns red or orange you know it is an acid. That part was fine. The hard part was explaining to Grace what an acid is. You can see we tested orange juice, milk, lemon juice, and Diet Coke. After this we learned how to make drinks fizzy by mixing a solution of baking soda and water to one with citric acid and water. Grace loved when the test tube bubbled over!
The nest thing on the test kitchen agenda is making rock candy. The recipe calls for 4 cups of sugar! We will make these, but you can be sure we will also be sharing them so Grace doesn't bounce off the walls from a sugar high!