The Owlets wrapped up DINOvember with some exciting experiments! Ms. Erin did a fun activity with the class using dinosaur eggs made from baking soda, water, and food dye. The Owlets then used eye droppers to add vinegar to the baking soda eggs and watched the eggs fizz and bubble! Ms. Erin explained that this was a chemical reaction that happened when baking soda and vinegar were mixed.
The Owlets noticed that there were lots of pictures of volcanoes in the books they read about dinosaurs. So, the class decided to make their own volcano complete with bubbling “lava.” The Owlets helped to decorate the volcano using paint and natural materials like rocks, sand, sticks, and moss.
While the Owlets waited for the volcano to dry, they read a book that taught them that lava is hot melted rock from the center of the Earth. The class decided that it would be too dangerous to use real lava for their volcano, but they could use baking soda and vinegar to make bubbles erupt out of the top like lava. Each of the Owlets took a turn carefully measuring the ingredients needed for the reaction.
The Owlets and Hoot Owls were all excited to witness the volcanic eruption!