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18 March 2004 1544 GMT
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James Piercy from the Inspire Hands-on Science Centre loves telling people how to do the cabbage experiment

Here is an experiment you can do at home to discover just how sensitive vegetables can be!

Ask an adult to help you to make the cabbage juice.

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To do this experiment you'll need to raid the cupboards first to find these ingredients:

Red cabbage leaves
Hot water
Clear vinegar
Bicarbonate of soda
Lemon juice


Step 1
Put the cabbage leaves in a bowl and pour the hot water over them, stir and leave for a few minutes. This should give you a blue liquid (at least if you are doing this in Norfolk it should, in other places it might be red).
Step 2
let's try putting some different stuff into the cabbage juice to see what happens. Try the lemon juice first.
Step 3
Pour a little lemon juice into the red cabbage juice and give it a shake. What do you think will happen?

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