Written by Jennifer Sill
Science is all around us.
Sometimes it is just fun to experiment. I did so with my kids this week. You can too!
Here are three fun projects to do with Baking Soda and Vinegar:
1. Bubble Eruptions
1/2 cup Baking Soda
2 drops Food Coloring
2 drops Dish Soap or Bubble bath
1 cup vinegar
A tall cup, jar or vase
Mix – adding the vinegar last. Watch ‘er bubble over!!
2. Exploding Bags
Ingredients (for each bag. You may need to repeat several times):
1 1/2 Tablespoons of baking soda
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup water
Wrap paper towel around baking powder to make a ‘capsule’.
Place vinegar and water in plastic bag
Zip/Seal plastic bag halfway closed.
Drop the ‘capsule’ in the bag and zip quickly.
Watch it explode!!
3. Treasure Rocks
*Note: This is a project that requires patience. You make the rocks in the morning and do the ‘treasure hunting’ in the afternoon. If your kiddos are not much for being patient, you might want to create the rocks yourself. I personally like to do projects that force them to wait a bit sometimes.
‘treasures’ (We just used beads and puffs. You could use anything – even actual change.)
Directions – Part One
-Mix a little bit of water with 3 Tablespoons of baking soda (The water depends on how humid it is where you live. You just have to try a couple drops until you have a ‘mold-able’ medium.
-Drop in ‘treasures’ and fold them into the middle.
-Shape into a ball
-Let Dry (several hours)
Directions – Part Two
-Fill Spray bottle with vinegar
-Let the kiddos spray the ‘rock’. Each spray makes more ‘fizzy’ bubbles. Then they can ‘dig out’ the treasures. My kiddos spent 1/2 an hour uninterrupted working on this little treasure hunt!
Thanks to my “Pinspirations” on Pinterest: