Science Fun: Dancing Gummy Worms

Science Fun: Dancing Gummy Worms

Turn a popular fruit candy into at-home science experiment with this fun science activity for kids! By combining just a few common cooking ingredients with gummy worms, you can make the worms “dance” in a glass.


  • Two transparent cups
  • Gummy worms
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Water
  • Spoon
  • Knife


  • Parent step: Cut the gummy worms in half (lengthwise).
  • Fill a cup 3/4 full with water.
  • Add 2-3 spoonfuls of baking soda and stir.
  • Add worms and let them soak for at least 15 minutes.
  • Fill a transparent cup with vinegar.
  • Drop in the worms and watch what happens!

Find a Primrose School Near You

Inspire a lifelong love of learning. Contact your local Primrose to schedule a tour.

Find A School