Recently our science group explored a whole host of activities utilizing lemons. Thanks to a wonderful mom in our group, the kiddos inflated balloons using the gas produced by mixing baking soda and grapefruit juice, determined bases vs acids with cabbage juice as the indicator,
and best of all, caught citrus oil on fire.
|Did you know the oil would cause this?|
|You can see the oil squirting in this photo|
|Aine right after she ignited the oil in her peel|
There was also a LED light lit by a lemon battery, but most of the children were too busy inflating balloons and causing the tea light to spark to even notice. It was great fun. We have been playing with the lemons in our house ever since our outing.