Challenge your children to check to see if rocks and minerals contain calcium carbonate with an acid test.
What You'll Need:
- Small cups
How to Create an Acid Test:
Step 1: Have your children gather several small pieces of different kinds of rock. They should then place each piece into a different cup.
Step 2: Ask your kids to pour enough vinegar in each container to almost cover the rock. Have them check to see if the rock starts fizzing. If it does, they'll know that the rock contains calcium carbonate because the acid in the vinegar reacts with calcium carbonate to cause the fizzing.
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