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Dancing Spaghetti


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Dancing Spaghetti

In this chemistry activity, learners use spaghetti to explore density and chemical reactions. Learners will discover how a solution of baking soda and vinegar can make spaghetti float and even "dance" in water, whereas it usually sinks. This resource guide includes the formula for the reaction between vinegar and baking soda as well as quick extension ideas.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry
      • Chemical Reactions
    • States of Matter
      • Gases
    • Structure and Properties of Matter
      • Volume and Density
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations

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  • Food and Cooking
  • Science Festivals Activity

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  • see

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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