Science experiments you can do with baking soda are a real hit with kids plus they are so easy to set up. When you combine baking soda and vinegar you get an awesome chemical reaction everyone will want to do over and over again. Here I picked out a few unique ways we enjoy a baking soda and vinegar experiment with preschoolers and elementary kiddos. Kitchen science is awesome!
COOL THINGS TO DO WITH BAKING SODA
BAKING SODA FUN
Baking soda experiments are always a favorite! The fizzing chemical reaction is exciting to watch and then do over and over again. Always make sure you have plenty of baking soda and vinegar available for these baking soda science experiments.
Great for any age, we started experimenting with baking soda and vinegar when our son was three. His first introduction to this baking soda experiment was a big hit!
What else can you make with baking soda? We have so many fun variations for you to check out below.
WHAT MAKES BAKING SODA FIZZ?
Baking soda is a base, which means it reacts with an acid. The most common acid you will use in these baking soda experiments is vinegar. You can of course use other weak acids like orange juice or lemon juice to make the baking soda fizz.
When the baking soda and vinegar combine, a chemical reaction occurs, and a new product, carbon dioxide gas, is formed. That’s the fizz you can hear, the bubbles you can see and even feel if you hold your hand close enough.
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THE BEST BAKING SODA EXPERIMENTS
All you need are a few simple ingredients you may already have in your kitchen! Baking soda, vinegar and a little food coloring will keep your kids busy for quite a while. Plus, we have also included a few other things that react with baking soda to make it fizz.
Click on the links below for the full supply list and instructions for each baking soda experiment.
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Make your own cool fizzy art with baking soda paint for a fun and easy summer STEAM activity.
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Can you blow up a balloon using only baking soda and vinegar?
This is by far one of the coolest slime recipes we have to date because it combines two things we love: slime making and baking soda and vinegar reactions.
Make a fizzing pot of gold coins kids can hunt for with this fun St Patrick’s Day baking soda experiment.
The coolest dinosaur activity EVER!! A fun variation on a baking soda and vinegar reaction where kids can hatch out their own dinosaurs.
This is an awesome way to take science outside and turn it into STEAM! Get outdoors, paint pictures, and enjoy a kid-favorite fizzing chemical reaction.
Make your own baking soda ice cubes for Memorial Day or 4th of July. Frozen fizzing fun!
Find out how baking soda experiments work when frozen.
Build your own volcano with basic LEGO bricks and watch it erupt over and over again.
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Take your baking soda project outdoors and build a baking soda and vinegar bottle rocket in your sandbox.
This makes for a great winter science experiment! Take the baking soda and vinegar fun outdoors and create your very own erupting snow-cano!
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