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Space STEAM DIY: Moon Rocks

With NASA’s landing on Mars on February 18th we have been enjoying a couple of space themed weeks of lessons and activities.

This week we decided to make some really cool moon rocks!

This is a really easy and enjoyable hands on activity for kids of all ages.

    To make moon rocks you will need:

  • One full box of baking soda
  • ½ cup of water
  • 2 drops of red food colouring
  • 2 drops of green food colouring
  • A container container big enough for mixing
  • A spoon for mixing
  • Optional: you can add sparkles for some added fun!

Instructions:
Pour the box of baking soda into the plastic container, add the red and green food colouring to the water then mix the water mixture and the baking soda together.
If the mixture is too wet just add more baking soda.
Once it’s mixed, split it up between the kids and let them mold their moon rocks. You can have them mold them on plates, in containers, or in tin foil baking trays.
Then put them all in the freezer overnight.

Once they’ve been molded and frozen you get to do the second step.

Activity Part 2:

Using small droppers let the kids drop vinegar on their moon rock creations and watch them sizzle.

Baking soda and vinegar reactions never get old and the droppers help with fine motor skills.

Enjoy the experiment!

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