KSAT Kids Home Science: How to make oozing pumpkins

Check out this cool Halloween demonstration

SAN ANTONIO – Hello parents, teachers and students!

Are you looking for something fun to do at home that has a little bit of science behind it?

Well, check out how to make “oozing pumpkins”, a great Halloween demonstration courtesy of Steve Spangler and Sick Science!

Be sure to check out GMSA@9 on Wednesdays when Meteorologist Kaiti Blake does the demonstrations and explains the science behind it. To view the video, click on the player above.

Making Oozing Pumpkins

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • pumpkin; can be real or fake, but needs to be carved
  • elephant toothpaste (we have made this before)
  • empty glass or jar
  • hydrogen peroxide (2% or 3%)
  • active yeast
  • dish soap
  • warm water
  • food coloring

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About the Authors

Kaiti Blake is a child weather-geek-turned-meteorologist. A member of the KSAT Weather Authority, Kaiti is a co-host of the Whatever the Weather video podcast. After graduating from Texas Tech University, Kaiti worked at WJTV 12 in Jackson, Mississippi and KTAB in Abilene.

Ben Spicer is a digital journalist who works the early morning shift for KSAT.

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