Ms. Cavo’s Class has us Under their Spell

Students in Ms. Cavo’s class created their own Witches Potion as part of a Halloween STEM science experiment combining baking soda and vinegar.

Friday, October 22nd, 2021Double, double toil and trouble, some magic is about to happen inside Ms. Cavo’s second grade classroom. To get into the Halloween spirit, students had an opportunity to participate in a hands-on, minds-on STEM science experiment where they were able to create their very own Witches Potion.

For this potion, students would first start by combining vinegar and food coloring together in a cup. Next they would add this mixture into their cauldron (or cup) that was filled with baking soda. The chemical reaction that would occur makes CO2 and bubbles over the top. We may or may not have heard or seen wand waving and incantations said while the reaction was taking place. We hope all of our Atoms have a happy and safe Halloween.


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