Science Experiments at Home for Kids on Frugal Coupon Living. Take a look at the chemical reaction produced from baking soda and vinegar!
Kids Science Experiments at Home | Baking Soda and Vinegar
The kids and I love to do crafts at home. Sometimes they enjoy it a little bit more than me! However, I try to be a good mother and do what I can to create excitement at home that is minimal and is an easy clean up. The former teacher in me, also makes sure the activity has some education involved. This baking soda and vinegar experiment is creative, crafty and something you as a mother can walk away from as they have fun playing with the patterns and colors – I think you can get away with telling them it is art!
So a quick description so you and your child understand what is going on. Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and vinegar (acetic acid) react with each other because of an acid-base reaction. One of the products this reaction creates is carbon dioxide, which creates all the fizzing as it escapes the solution.
Hey Mom! Did you know that you can unclog a drain with baking soda and vinegar! Pour a pot of boiling hot water down your drain and then ad about 1/2 cup of baking soda. Let that sit for a bit. After, pour 1 cup vinegar and 1 cup very hot water. Cover your drain with a plug to keep the chemical reaction going down. Let sit 5 to 10 minutes and flush out with more hot boiling water!
Baking Soda and Vinegar
- 3 cups baking soda
- 3 colors of food coloring
- 16 oz bottle of vinegar
- 9×13″ baking pan
- Separate your baking soda evenly into 3 bowls, 1 cup in each.
- Add several drops of food coloring to each bowl to turn each cup of baking soda a different color.
- Mix your baking soda and food coloring together, you will have to use your fingertips as the food coloring tends to clump together.
- Pour your colored baking soda into your baking pan and lightly shake the pan so it spreads out evenly.
- Place your straw into your bottle of vinegar, place your finger tip on the top of the straw to hold the vinegar inside the straw, lift over to the pan of baking soda, and release your finger.
- You will notice the reaction of the vinegar combining with the baking soda.
When baking soda and vinegar are combined they create an chemical reaction. Baking soda is a bicarbonate and vinegar is an acetic acid it creates carbon dioxide and water.
Have the kids place the vinegar where the colors connect too, do they mix together and make new colors?
Take a look at our Balloon Blow Up Experiment with Baking Soda and Vinegar! Have fun!
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