One of the things that really intrigues my little guy….is gas. He thinks anything passing gas is absolutely hilarious. If you have boys, you know what I’m talking about.
So, I found this nifty (and easy) experiment that helps identify how carbon dioxide can be created using some simple supplies.
- Yeast (about 1 tsp)
- warm water (not hot!)
- plastic (or glass) bottle
Place about two inches of warm water in the bottle. Add your yeast and sugar. Place the balloon over the opening of the bottle. She the bottle/jar just a little….and watch. Your little guy (or even girl) will think it’s a lot of fun to watch the balloon blow up. It may take a while…but it will.
The yeast is eating the sugar and creating Carbon Dioxide!!!
What easy experiment have you had fun with recently?