Englefield children shine up coins with vinegar

Date: 01 Jun 2017

Children at Bright Horizons Englefield Green Nursery and Preschool in Egham, Surrey have been using vinegar to shine up their coins, in an activity part of the organisation’s Growing Scientists enhancement.

The children have been exploring the effect vinegar has on items such as coins and were asked to predict what they thought would happen once placed in vinegar.  

“There were predictions including they would float and turn a different colour,” said Charlotte Martin, acting deputy nursery manager. “We left the coins in the solution for 24 hours before exploring how the coins were now shiny.”  

The Growing Scientists enhancement aims to help children identify scientific activities that occur in their everyday lives.