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Alpha science classroom:How to make magical fake snow

Views: 29     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2020-09-12      Origin: Site

Children's favorite seasons are winter and winter snowflakes, but the weather is still very hot, and children cannot enjoy the joy of snowflakes. Today alpha science classroom brings children a special science experiment for kids, together with the children, make fluffy and soft magical fake snow at home, just like real snow. It is fluffy and cold. The best part is, Once compressed a few times, it will blow again (about an hour to lose steam, but that hour is really fun!), It is the best science experiment activities for kids, let the children enjoy the knowledge and fun of science at this special time.

Magic fake snow is non-toxic, cool to the touch, can last for several days, and looks similar to real snow. Unlike real snow, it does not melt.


Alpha science classroom:To make magic fake snow, you’ll need:

Baking soda (also known as sodium bicarbonate)

Shampoo (we used this odorless baby shampoo)


Liquid watercolor or food coloring (optional)

Plastic snowflake (optional)

Citric acid powder

Measuring cup


Alpha science classroom safety reminder:

When your children are tired of playing in the dough-like dough, they can sprinkle the citric acid powder on the surface of the dough and start mixing by hand. Please note that citric acid stings the wound. The citric acid in lemon juice can cause the stinging skin to break, so if you or your child have cut marks on their hands, make sure not to play with citric acid. It doesn't actually hurt you or anything (neither does lemon juice), but it certainly doesn't feel good!

Alpha science classroom: Step for making Magic fake Snow

Step 1: Children can use a large cake pan (or other containers), measure out 3 cups of baking soda, and use your hands (or children's hands) to break any clumps.

Step 2: Measure out 1/4 cup of shampoo, add 1-2 drops of food coloring or 1/8 cup of the blue liquid watercolor pen, and stir until combined. Add the colored shampoo to the baking soda and mix it with a spoon or your hand (or child's hand) until it is completely mixed.

Step 3: The children finally add 5 tablespoons of water and stir until they are completely mixed. The dough should be crumbly, but if compacted, it should stay together.

Step 4: In this state, children can use it to build and sculpt for a long time. When it is ready to start puffing, sprinkle 1/4 cup of citric acid evenly on the top of the dough and stir until well combined. It will start to swell in about a minute and last for about an hour.

Finally, if children want to have more fun, please fill the dough into a bowl of water, then add a bowl of water to it, and enjoy some blue foaming effect!


Alpha science classroom: scientific principle time

When the endothermic reaction between baking soda and citric acid. It produces carbon dioxide gas and produces a puffing effect. Since no water was added, but the shampoo was added, the reaction proceeded more slowly (therefore, the carbon dioxide gas generated in one hour or slowly generates bubbles).

The children told the alpha science classroom that the magic fake snow made today is very similar to winter snowflakes? Fluffy and delicate, have you learned the scientific knowledge in today's science experiment for kids of alpha science toys?

If you want to get more scientific experiments like magic fake snow, children can choose different types of kids' educational science toy sets at alpha science toys. Magic fake snow and diamond version of crystal toys will definitely be able to bring you to come for more scientific fun, come to the magical science world of alpha science toys to find your dream!



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