Fizzy Potions

This simple chemical reaction never fails to amaze young children.



Bicarbonate soda


Food colouring

Dishwashing liquid


Traditionally when making fizzing potions we make volcanoes.  This time we provided the children with big trays of bicarbonate soda and little bottles or pots of a mixture of food colouring, vinegar and dishwashing liquid.  When the children mixed the the substances together it created mini colourful reactions all over the tray.