Monday, November 10, 2008

Cool Colors with Cabbage

First buy a purple cabbage. Cut it up and put it in a pot of water. Let it boil then simmer for 20 minutes, then cool. Open a window. Your kitchen will smell...um, earthy.

Next, grab assorted concoctions from your cabinet. From L to R ours were: borax, baking soda, lime juice, vinegar, diluted castile soap, and hot sauce.

Add a few tablespoons of your colored cabbage water...
and say COOL!
Thanks to Mom and Kiddo, we had a blast with this science experiment.

I laughed out loud when I read on her blog, "Of course this experiment involves the concept of bases and acids and pHs, but blah, blah we did not bother with concepts!"

Like Kiddo, Mr. Intensity had a grand time of playing, mixing, finding new solutions and colors after the initial experiment.

He liked best the baking soda and vinegar that went "ka-splode!"

8 comments:

Mom and Kiddo said...

Yeah! So glad you enjoyed it!

John and Pam said...

Wow, what fun!!!

MerrandaVK said...

Looks like lots of fun! Now if I only had a set of nice wine glasses like those...

The Eberle Family said...

I think we are going to try it!! Isaac and I have date time everyday while the other 2 are napping...he has been wanting to do experiments so I have been looking for easy, not too messy ideas!! Thanks!!

Heather said...

Sweet! This is going on the 'must do' list for this next week!

reprehriestless warillever said...

So cool!

What did you do with the cold, soggy cabbage?

Julie said...

I tossed the cabbage. If I'd been thinkin' I woulda planned to turn it into something yummy. I wasn't thinking and it didn't smell all that yummy. Wish my worms would eat their compost faster!

MajorScoop said...

I bet he had loads of fun. Look how much older his face looks. Very mature. If I didn't know he was four I would have guessed 7 from looking at his pictures.

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