Theme: Things change when we ask Jesus to take charge
Speaker: Lewis Jones

Dancing spaghetti science experiment

What You Need:

  • 2 strands of uncooked spaghetti broken into 3cm pieces
  • 1/2 glass of water
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • vinegar

What You Do:

Fill a tall clear tumbler/glass half full with water. Add one tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda and stir.
Add your small pieces of spaghetti, stir for a few seconds. The water will slowly clear and the pieces of spaghetti will sink to the bottom.
Add vinegar a little at a time to the mixture until the glass is nearly full.

What’s Going On:

When baking soda and vinegar are mixed together, a chemical reaction occurs. It produces a gas called carbon dioxide, which forms lots of bubbles on top of the mixture and smaller bubbles at the bottom of the glass. These little bubbles stick to the spaghetti and make it float to the surface, just as you do when you sit on a swimming pool noodle! When the spaghetti reaches the surface, the bubbles pop and the spaghetti sinks to the bottom.


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