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Garbage can be fun to experiment with before it gets thrown away. I have two quick and easy garbage science experiments that your kids will love!
Shrinking Chip Bag
The first one we did was a shrinking chip bag in the microwave. You use a small (single serving) empty chip bag to do this experiment. Just place it in the microwave for 5 seconds. There will be a few sparks, but tt won’t hurt your microwave! When you open the microwave your bag will be tiny and hard. It is pretty cool! I have seen people use these to make a keychain.
It’s over and done in 5 seconds, but it is really neat to watch!
Crushing a Soda Can
The second garbage science experiment we did was crushing a soda can in a bowl of cold water. To do this you need a soda can, a bowl of cold icy water and some tongs. Put a tablespoon of water in the can and place it directly on your stove burner. Bring it to a boil. Then grab the can with your tongs and flip it over into the icy water. The can will crush from the pressure.
Here is a little video of what happens to the can when placed in the water: