A little magic and science at the library...

Parklands-Turner Library

A little magic and science at the library...

We've been holding our programs outdoors this summer and having fun creating things with basic household goods. With a few simple ingredients, our children’s librarian Ms. Yvonne Harris created a "fire snake" that appeared to grow out of nowhere.  A “fire snake”, also referred to as a black snake or sugar snake, is a classic science experiment you can do right in your own kitchen using a baking soda and sugar mixture and a fuel to ignite the reaction. However, this should be done with strict adult supervision and preferably outdoors. You can turn this fun experiment into a future STEM fair project by changing up the variables such as using powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar and see if they affect the size of your fire snake.  

If you missed this fun experiment, don’t worry we have another one coming up next month involving Mentos® and Diet Coke®. Stop by Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library to check it out!  

August 5 – Backyard Science: Soda Pop Geyser at 4 pm