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Science fun with bicarb

Science Experiments with bi-carb

ROAR! The baby dinosaurs are ready to hatch! But they need a magic potion to set them free from their eggs! Fizz, bubble and pop—a new baby dino is born!

This simple yet hugely exciting activity will have your budding Palaeontologist enthralled as the eggs burst open when submerged in the magic solution.

You Will Need:

  • Bicarbonate Soda
  • Hair Conditioner
  • White Vinegar
  • Baby Dinosaurs

How to Make Dinosaur Eggs:

Step 1

Place ½ cup of bicarb and ½ cup of hair conditioner into a large bowl and mix. Your egg mixture should be wet but not runny and not too dry and crumbly. Squish some in your hand, if it sticks together it’s just right. Adjust for texture if needed – (too wet, add more bicarb; too dry, add more hair conditioner).

Science fun with bicarb

Step 2

Place a small amount of the mixture into the palm of your hand and then place a baby dino onto this and then add some more of the white shell mixture on top of the dinosaur. Now gently mould into the shape of an egg. Make as many as you like – this mixture will make up to 8 medium eggs.

Science fun with bicarb

Step 3

Now the eggs are ready to hatch. This is messy, so maybe take this step outside where the baby dinos can play once hatched.

Science fun with bicarb

Step 4

Into a large bowl or measuring jug, pour approximately 1.5 cups of white vinegar. Place the dino egg into the vinegar.

Fizzzz!!! Once the bubbles subside you will discover your new baby dinosaur has hatched! This is such a quick and easy activity that will have your Brisbane Kids thrilled and amazed.

Science fun with bicarb

Extension Play

Gather leaves, vines, sticks and grass to weave a nest for the Dinosaur eggs. You could use a medium size paint brush to excavate the eggs. Just like an Archaeologist!! Gently brush over the eggs until the baby dinosaur is revealed.

WARNING: DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED WHILST EXPERIMENTING WITH BI-CARB AND VINEGAR. INCORRECT USAGE OF VINEGAR CAN BE HARMFUL. SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY IF VINEGAR ENTERS THE EYES OR IS CONSUMED.

Science fun with bicarb

We’ve got lots of great Craft and Fun Ideas for your Brisbane Kids. For more science with bicarb fun, check out our Magic Spoons.

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