The incredible dancing raisin

Introduction

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Surprise your friends with this amazing magic trick.

Raisins contain lots of goodness that help to keep your body healthy.

Getting ready

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You will need:

  • measuring jug

  • large clear glass

  • 250ml tap water

  • teaspoon

  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

  • 60ml vinegar

  • plate

  • 6 raisins

Step 1

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First measure 250ml of tap water in the measuring jug and pour it into the glass.

Step 2

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Add a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda and stir well until you can't see it anymore (it has dissolved).

Step 3

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Carefully move your glass onto a plate, as the next step might get messy.

Measure 60ml of vinegar and slowly pour it into the glass.

The water will get very fizzy. Wait until it stops fizzing.

Step 4

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Now, drop five or six raisins into the glass, one at a time.

At first the raisins will sink to the bottom, but wait for a minute and...

Step 5

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...as if by magic the raisins will start dancing and bouncing up and down in the glass all by themselves!

Remember, don't drink the water or eat the raisins you are using for the magic trick.

Did you know?

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Dried fruits like raisins, sultanas, apricots, dates, figs, prunes and bananas are good for you.

They count towards your 5 A DAY and make a delicious snack or can be added to breakfast cereal.

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