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We called my sister this morning, and she was doing a fun dissolving science experiment, so we decided to do the same at our house! We wanted to know what dissolves in water.
How to Do the Dissolving Science Experiment:
We took 4 different kitchen ingredients (baking soda, oil, brown sugar, and salt) and counted how long it took for each of them to dissolve in hot water vs. cold water. We started with about a Tablespoon of each object, and mixed in about 1/2 C. of water.
First up, we tested to see if baking soda dissolves in water.
Hot water- 25 seconds
Cold water- 25 seconds!
Second we tested to see if oil dissolves in water. We added food coloring for effect.
Hot water- did not dissolve!
Cold water- of course, it also did not dissolve! My kids thought this was so funny.
Third we tested the Brown Sugar.
Hot water: 12 seconds! The winner by a large margin!
Cold water: 20 seconds. Still the winner, close call!
We tested to see what dissolves in water at our house, too! Here is how we did it.
We used water and tried to see if different things would dissolve in the water. We also checked to see if hot or cold water made a difference…
For our experiment we tested flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and powdered milk.
Have fun with your little scientists!