Seashells And Vinegar Ocean Science Experiment
In this fun and easy ocean science experiment for kids, we’re going to see what happen when you put seashells in vinegar.
- Bowl or cup
- Fill the bowl or cup with vinegar.
- Put the seashell in the cup.
- Observe what happens to the seashell after one minute, one day, and three days.
How it Works:
Seashells are made of calcium carbonate which is a base. Vinegar is an acid. When an acid and a base are combined, a chemical reaction occurs that creates carbon dioxide. If you look closely, you will be able to see small bubbles begin to form on the seashells. These bubbles are the carbon dioxide being created by the chemical reaction between the vinegar and calcium carbonate in the seashells.
Make This A Science Project:
Try this experiment with lemon juice. Try this experiment with a very large seashell and observe what occurs over an extended period of time. Try adding salt to the vinegar.