7 Orange County children burned during science experiment

Wagon Wheel Elementary School is shown in this undated file image. Children who were participating in an after-school program were burned during a science experiment accident. (KABC)

Seven children in Orange County are recovering from minor burns caused by a science experiment gone wrong.

The children were participating in a YMCA after-school program on Tuesday at Wagon Wheel Elementary in Coto de Caza.

A teacher was supervising while they melted a bar of soap in a microwave.

They apparently got too excited and touched the liquefied soap before it cooled down.

The children, who are 5 to 8 years old, suffered first- and second-degree burns.

All are expected to be OK.

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