Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Baking Soda and Vinegar Compilation
We posted a picture a few weeks ago with baking soda and vinegar. We had a few questions on how it worked and what you do. Here is the science behind it...
"Baking soda is the chemical called sodium bicarbonate. Vinegar's main chemical component is acetic acid. The ions formed when the baking soda is dissolved in water react with the ions from the acetic acid to form carbonic acid, which quickly reacts, or decomposes, to form carbon dioxide and water. The bubbles from the reaction are the visible evidence of the carbon dioxide escaping from the solution as a gas. The remaining solution is sodium carbonate and water." ~ Sophisticated Edge
This is something extremely simple and can be done with stuff you most likely have on hand... Baking Soda and Vinegar.
Here are 9 different ways we have played:
Baking Soda in a cup with a little bit of food coloring or liquid water colors. Squeeze on vinegar.
Vinegar in a tall vase. Test tubes would also work great. Pour on baking soda. You could also switch the two around.
You can do this one in the sensory box to contain the "mess".
Vinegar in a container... shake on baking soda.
Baking soda in an egg carton. Drop on color and vinegar.
Baking soda and vinegar on the light panel! See complete post HERE
Baking soda and vinegar in the dark!! To see our post on this click HERE.
Layer of baking soda with food coloring/liquid watercolors mixed with vinegar and dropped on.
Colored vinegar dropper bottles.
Blow up a balloon! For the complete post click HERE.
Combine baking soda with cornstarch to create fizzing sidewalk paint. For complete post click HERE