Wiggling and jiggling noodles that teach valuable lessons about density.
Who taught these noodles to dance, anyway? Go on – gather up some pasta noodles, turn up the music, and get ready for an old-fashioned pasta party. Just when you thought you were done at the dinner table… here is some kitchen science that will have you learning about volume and density in a brand new, hands-on way!
- Clear drinking glasses
- Pasta noodles
- Baking soda
- Food coloring
- Various small objects
- Measure 2 cups of water and pour the water into a clear drinking glass.
- Measure 2 cups of vinegar and add it into the clear drinking glass with the water.
- Add 3-6 drops of food coloring to the water and vinegar mixture.
- Add some pasta noodles to the glass. How much pasta? It's up to you!
- Drop 1 tablespoon of baking soda into the glass. Be ready… adding the baking soda into the mixture might get a little messy!
- Watch closely and check out all of those dancing noodles!
- Are your noodles done dancing? Add more baking soda to the glass and start the dance party all over again.
Take It Further!
- Try using soda to create your noodle “dancers.”
- Test different kind of “dancers” like noodles, lentils, raisins, even corn!