Homeschool Science: Levitating Tea Bag

tea bag rocket

This experiment isn’t actually magic, but to your kids, it might just look like it. They’re sure to want to repeat this experiment over and over again, so have plenty of tea bags (and maybe a fire extinguisher) on hand. Here’s how it works:

What you need:

  • Tea bag
  • Scissors
  • Lighter/matches
  • Plate

What to do:

  • Cut the top off of the tea bag and pour out the tea so that it is empty. Unfold the bag and hollow it out.
  • Stand the tea bag upright on the plate. Light both sides on fire.
  • Watch as the tea bag burns and floats up above the plate. Pretty cool!

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