Acid Attack

This experiment simulates an acid attack on bones (bones are rich with calcium, just like your teeth).healthyteeth---experiments

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 container
  • 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 finished.

Note: with any science experiment, it is recommended you have an adult present for supervision.

N.S. Department of Health publication Dental Health Grades 4 – 6/89.

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