Monday, February 18, 2013

Dancing Candy Hearts Experiment

Do you have any left over candy hearts from Valentine's day? Well,  I have just the experiment that you can do with candy hearts that my daughter has been going crazy about the past few days.
Materials Needed:
Candy Hearts
Clear jar
1 cup of water
2 Tablespoons of baking soda 
about a 1/2 cup or more of vinegar
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First, fill a small clear jar with about a cup of water.  Then put 2 Tablespoons of baking soda and stir.

After that,  put about 2 or 3 candy hearts in the mixture.  They will just sit at the bottom of the jar at first.

Then add the vinegar and the hearts will begin to dance or rise and fall! C was really excited how they were dancing!

We stirred them around to help the hearts move about.  Essentially the baking soda and vinegar are reacting to create carbon dioxide and bubbles and lifting the hearts up. In the end, the candy hearts just stayed at the top, but C had fun experimenting with adding more baking soda or vinegar to see if it they would dance or move more. This occupied her for a long time!


  1. This is win win. Keeps E occupied and saves me from the sugar rush. Thanks!

  2. What a great idea! I can’t wait to try in my preschool class! I also shared it on my district’s Facebook page for our birth to 5 initiative to get kids ready for kindergarten!


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