Here are 5 fall-tastic science activities I tried out this season:
- A pumpkin
- Baking soda
- Food coloring (optional)
Step 2: Add a few dashes of baking soda, some dish soap, and a bit of food coloring into the pumpkin.
Step 3: Pour the vinegar in and watch the “volcano” erupt!
- Colorful ear of corn (husk removed)
- Baking dish
Step 2: Let it sit for a few days and add water as needed so that it always stays at the same level.
Step 3: After about a week, you should see little sprouts appearing all over the ear!
- 3 leaves of different colors
- 3 small containers with lids
- Boiling water
- Rubbing alcohol
Step 2: While the leaves boil, fill the containers with rubbing alcohol.
Step 3: Carefully remove the leaves from the water and place each one into a container.
Step 4: Check on the containers the next day and you’ll see that the liquid took on the color of each leaf!
Sink or Float
- Big jar of water
- Fall-inspired objects such as a mini pumpkin, pinecone, leaf, apple, bark, stone, and more.
Step 2: Ask each one whether they think a given object will sink or float.
Step 3: Place the objects in the water one by one to see who was right! (Maybe even have small prizes ready for those who win!)
Red Apple Slime
- Clear glue
- Saline solution
- Baking soda
- Red food coloring
- Apple-scented essential oil
- Large bowl
Step 2: Add a few drops of food coloring and essential oil.
Step 3: Add the baking soda and stir.
Step 4: Add the saline solution and continue stirring until the fall slime forms!