This experiment simulates an acid attack on bones
(bones are rich with calcium, just like your teeth).
What you'll need:
2 clean chicken bones (ask your parents to save them for you the next time
you have chicken for dinner)
1 bottle of white vinegar
What to do:
Pour several inches of vinegar into the container. Soak the clean chicken
bones in the vinegar overnight.
What will happen:
Check out the bones after they've soaked in the vinegar overnight. Are they
softer or harder? Be sure to throw the bones away in the garbage after you're
Note: with any science experiment, it is recommended you have an adult
present for supervision.
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