June 9, 2018

Worcester, MA

Fireworks in a Bottle

Have a fireworks show right in your own kitchen! You will need a water or soda bottle of any size, a funnel, some vegetable oil, water, food coloring and Alka-Seltzer tablets. Start by placing the bottle on a table with a paper towel underneath, in case anything spills. Fill the bottle about 1/3 of the way with water and then add oil until the bottle is almost full. Once this is done, add drops of food coloring and see how the coloring reacts with the water and the oil. Finally, break the Alka-Seltzer tablets into smaller pieces so they can fit into the bottle. Make sure you don't shake the bottle once everything has been added. Add the tablets and then close the lid to the bottle and watch what happens! If you want to add something more to this experiment, add some glitter to water and oil.