Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts – Fizzling Christmas Trees

Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts Column

December 4, 2021

The latest Praxis ‘Science Smarts’ column in the Medicine Hat News (December 4): Science Smarts: Fizzling Christmas Trees – Link:

Fizzling Christmas Trees

Patty Rooks

As the hol​i​day sea​son approaches, we get quite busy and it is often dif​fi​cult to find quick and easy activities to keep our young sci​ent​ists busy.

This week, I came up with a twist on an old favour​ite that is sure to please all of my young sci​ent​ists out there — this could also be used as a great homemade gift for all of our loved ones.

Let’s get star​ted!

Remem​ber to ask an adult before doing this exper​i​ment.


• Bak​ing soda
• Vin​egar
• One or two pieces of card​stock
• Tape
• Scis​sors
• Food col​our​ing (optional)
• Mix​ing bowl
• Spoon
• Meas​ur​ing cups
• Water
• Spray bottle with water
• Glit​ter
• Fra​grance or essen​tial…

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Author: Lochsloidh - McFarlane

Retired science/biology teacher.

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