• Suzie Olsen

Edible Science: Fizzing Lemonade for #BackToHogwarts Day

Updated: Oct 23, 2018

Alright going to wrap up the Harry Potter and Back To Hogwarts Day with an edible science experiment that I think Fred and George would have served at their shop. Hope you enjoy; cheers!


You'll Need:

1/4 Tsp of Baking Soda

2 Lemons

1 Tbsp of Sugar

1/4 Cup of Water

Cups to Hold Liquid

Spoon

Straw (Optional)


Instructions:

1) To juice the lemons, just cut lemons in half and squeeze into the cup. Should be roughly a 1/4 cup of juice. Set aside. Note: 1/4 Cup of Bottled Lemon Juice could be substituted for lemons, but you may need to adjust water and sugar.


2) Pour 1/4 cup of water into a different cup and mix 1 tablespoon of sugar into the water, until the sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside water/sugar mixture.


3) In the cup with the lemon juice, make sure any seeds are removed and then add 1/4 tsp of baking soda. Watch the bubbling reaction-- it's the same reaction that happens in a baking soda and vinegar reaction!


4) Now add the bubbling lemon juice to the water/sugar mixture and stir. You now have fizzing lemonade! Take a sip and enjoy!


Note: play around with adding more water or sugar if the lemonade tastes too sour or add another 1/4 tsp of baking soda if you want more fizzing.


Safety disclaimer: Like many things, baking soda is not safe to be ingested in large quantities, so please supervise young children. It is safe for them to consume a small amount such as the quantity in this fizzing lemonade experiment. More information on baking soda do's and don'ts check WebMD: https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/baking-soda-do-dont#1


Science managed!


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