What You Need:
- 2 tbsps. ammonia
- 2 tbsps. salt
- 4 tbsps. liquid bluing
- Glass jar
- Spoon (disposable)
- 8-10 charcoal briquettes
- Plastic plate (disposable)
- Food coloring
- Gloves (optional)
What You Do:
- Help your child stir together the ammonia, salt and liquid bluing together in the glass jar. Avoid breathing in the ammonia fumes.
- Mix the solution with the disposable spoon until the ingredients are well combined.
- Have your kid put four pieces of charcoal on the plastic plate, and encourage her to add a few drops of food coloring onto each charcoal briquette.
- Instruct her to pour a tiny amount of the mixture on top of the charcoal.
- During this chemical reaction, she will notice that beautiful shapes and colors emerge as a result.
- As these chemical changes occur, have her repeat steps 1 to 4 again with the remaining pieces of charcoal.
During this hands-on science experiment, your child will learn about geologic concepts. She’ll also learn that beautiful things can come from unlikely places!