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!


Different science experiments using baking soda


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.

Baking Soda Experiments Vinegar


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.

Love fizzing chemical reactions? Check out more ways to enjoy fizzing science experiments!


A baking soda and vinegar reaction is such a fun and easy way to introduce a chemical reaction to younger kids. See our list of preschool science experiments and elementary science 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.

Baking Soda and Orange Juice

What happens when you add orange juice to baking soda?  What about lemon juice or lime juice? Find out with these citric acid experiments.

Baking Soda Paint

Make your own cool fizzy art with baking soda paint for a fun and easy summer STEAM activity.

Baking Soda Rocks

Here we made our own DIY moon rocks for a cool space theme activity for kids.

Balloon Experiment

Can you blow up a balloon using only baking soda and vinegar?

Balloon Experiment

Bubbling Slime

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.

Fizzing slime volcano with saline solution slime recipe

Coin Hunt

Make a fizzing pot of gold coins kids can hunt for with this fun St Patrick’s Day baking soda experiment.

Cookie Cutter Baking Soda Experiments

Grab your cookie cutters for a fun and easy baking soda project.  Try different themes with your holiday cookie cutters.  Check out Christmas, and Halloween experiments.

Fizzing Dinosaur Eggs

The coolest dinosaur activity EVER!! A fun variation on a baking soda and vinegar reaction where kids can hatch out their own dinosaurs.

Fizzing Dinosaur Eggs

Fizzing Sidewalk Paint

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.

Fizzy Stars

Make your own baking soda ice cubes for Memorial Day or 4th of July. Frozen fizzing fun!

Frozen Fizzing Castles

Find out how baking soda experiments work when frozen.

Lego Volcano

Build your own volcano with basic LEGO bricks and watch it erupt over and over again.

Popping Bags

Another unique way to try a baking soda experiment outside! How to make an exploding lunch bag.

Sandbox Eruption

Take your baking soda project outdoors and build a baking soda and vinegar bottle rocket in your sandbox.

Sandbox Volcano Quickest Easiest Eruption Ever

Snow Volcano

This makes for a great winter science experiment! Take the baking soda and vinegar fun outdoors and create your very own erupting snow-cano!


We love to make anything erupt… Also check out our apple volcano, pumpkin volcano and even a puking pumpkin.

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