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Mysterious Life of a Dancing Raisin

Mysterious Life of a Dancing Raisin

Author: Jason Fritz

Essential learning: I can apply qualitative and quantitative observations to come up with a reasonable inference.

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Lab Bin Supplies (bin should be this neat when cleaned up)

Jobs of group members:

1. retrieve 200 mL of water

2. retrieve 15 mL of acetic acid (vinegar)

3. retrieve 18 g of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)

4. wait for instructor to give you 5-6 raisins 

Dancing Raisin

Mr. Fritz showing you how to conduct your experiment from class.

Source: MrFritzScience

Mysterious Life of a Dancing Raisin Lab Sheet

Cornell style format of raisin lab sheet


Dancing Raisin

Carbon dioxide gas dissolved in soda gives them their fizz. You can use the carbon dioxide fizz from a soda to make raisins dance. Soda has something in it that almost no other liquid has - lots of carbon dioxide. Try the Dancing Raisins Science Experiment to see the effect that soda can have on raisins.

Source: HooplaKidzLab

Jimmy Kimmel's Dancing Raisins

When comedian and prankster Jimmy Kimmel invited Dr. Oz to his show, he showed off his scientific side with an experiment involving raisins. Watch as Kimmel uses the chemistry of carbonic acid to make raisins "dance."

Source: DoctorOz

Dancing Raisins - The Bubble Lifter

Read more at Who taught these raisins to dance, anyway? Go on—gather up some raisins, turn up the music, and get ready for a raisin romp. Just when you thought you were done at the dinner table... here is some kitchen chemistry that you can eat!

Source: Sick Science!

Dancing Raisins

Use lemon lime soda to vary the density of raisins and watch as they appear to dance.

Source: BeardedScienceGuy