Halloween Pumpkin Science

Exploding Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin Science Experiment for October

This outrageously FUN Exploding Pumpkin is a fun halloween science experiment for kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students. This pumpkin activity is super simple to try using common materials you already have in your kitchen! Use this halloween activities to teach kids a little chemistry with this baking soda and vinegar experiment as part of your pumpkin theme or halloween theme in October.

This outrageously FUN Exploding Pumpkin is a fun halloween science experiment for kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students. This pumpkin activity is super simple to try using common materials you already have in your kitchen! Use this halloween activities to teach kids a little chemistry with this baking soda and vinegar experiment as part of your pumpkin theme or halloween theme in October.

Exploding Pumpkin

Kids will go nuts over this easy autumn science activity for preschoolers, kindergartner, toddlers, and grade 1 students that they will want to try over and over and over again! To make the pumpkin explode children will use a couple simple kitchen supplies to create a baking soda and vinegar science experiment. Get ready for giggles of excitement as the snowman gets bigger and bigger before it POPS! Use this halloween activity for kids during October for a fun harvest and Halloween Science.

Sandwich size ziplock bag (or larger if you want to double it for double the fun!) - the slide ones are quick and easy or little fingers! vinegar orange food coloring (optional) baking soda paper towel black sharpie

Halloween Science Experiment

To complete fall science experiments all you need are these simple supplies you already have in your kitchen.

Supplies:

  • Sandwich size ziplock bag (or larger if you want to double it for double the fun!) – the slide ones are quick and easy or little fingers!
  • vinegar
  • orange food coloring (optional)
  • baking soda
  • paper towel
  • black sharpie

I suggest doing this project outside to make sure you dont’ make a mess =)

Halloween Activity for Kids

Halloween Activity for Kids

Carefully use a sharpie to draw on a simple jack o lantern face including eyes, nose, and mouth.
HINT: Be careful as sharpie markers are PERMANENT so they should be used with close supervision.
Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment

Jack-o-Lantern activity

Put 3 teaspoons of baking soda in a paper towel, wrap up into a pouch.
HINT: You can add more baking soda for a bigger reaction!
Jack-o-Lantern activity

Halloween Activities

Put vinegar and fod coloring in a measuring cup or bowl.
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October Activities

Put the baking soda wrapped paper towel in your ziplock bag but hold to the side.  Now quickly pour in  1-2 cups of distilled white vinegar into your pumpkin ziplock bag.
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Pumpkin Activities

Quickly seal the bag as the chemical reaction between the baking soda and vinegar is about to occur which will result in Carbon Dioxide. This CO2 gas will begin to fill the bag more and more until the bag cannot tolerate being stretched any more and BANG!
HINT: You will probabaly want to do this project outside as it can make a mess!
This outrageously FUN Exploding Pumpkin is a fun halloween science experiment for kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students. This pumpkin activity is super simple to try using common materials you already have in your kitchen! Use this halloween activities to teach kids a little chemistry with this baking soda and vinegar experiment as part of your pumpkin theme or halloween theme in October.

Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment

So how does this simple chemistry experiment for kids work? As baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, mixes with vinegar, carbon dioxide is created. The bag starts to fill with carbon dioxide (and that’s why you see the bag start to swell up) until the pressure is too much and … BOOM!

  • before you try this easy preschool science experiment ask them to guess what will happen (called a hypothesis)
  • Try with different size bags
  • Or have children mix up the amount of vinegar or baking soda and see what happens

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Pumpkin Activity for Kids

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Pumpkin Science

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Halloween Science Experiments

You've probably heard of the dancing raisins science project, well seeing as those it's October and Halloween is just around the corner I decided to make a more relevant theme. This frankenworms experiment demonstrates the same chemical reaction with baking soda and vinegar, but with fun halloween activities. This halloween science experiment is perfect for all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and up. Kids will have fun exploring scientific principals with this melting pumpkins project perfect for October. This simle pumpkin science experiment allows toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders to explore a chemical reaction and cause and effect. Not only will children learn about simple chemistry through this baking soda and vinegar experiment, but they will aslo have loads of fun with halloween activities. This silly and fun static electricity experiment is a great way to play and learn about science while having fun with halloween activities. All you need to try this ghost experiment is a balloon, tissue paper, and a marker. This Halloween science experiment is fun for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too.

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Preschool Play and Learn. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 123Homeschool4Me.com and kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares more than 100,000 pages of FREE worksheets,& educational ideas for PreK-8th grade.

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