Science experiment: How to make spaghetti dance using household ingredients

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Here's a kitchen science experiment that might get you and your family hooked on science.


* Clear plastic cup

* Baking soda

* Vinegar

* Spaghetti

* Spoon

* Water


STEP 1: Fill the plastic cup 2/3 full of water.

STEP 2: Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda to the water.

STEP 3: Break the spaghetti into small pieces and place into the cup and stir.

STEP 4: Add 2 tablespoons of vinegar to the cup and watch what happens.


The spaghetti rises to the surface due to the carbon dioxide gas.

When the spaghetti reaches the surface, the gas is released, and the spaghetti sinks back to the bottom.

KFVS12 and the Southeast Missourian are teaming up for science. Every Tuesday you'll find an experiment from the KFVS Heartland Science Lab in the Class of 2morrow section of the Southeast Missourian.

Grab the ingredients and join KFVS12 science reporter Jason Lindsey live on KFVS12 at 5 p.m. every Wednesday.

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