We have been trying to level up on our at home learning. What better way to do so than with some fun and exciting science experiments! My kids love to learn hands on. I found a ton of great resources and experiments to add to my list. Our first at home science experiment is the Baking Soda and Vinegar Balloon!
Watch our Baking Soda Balloon Experiment On YouTube
We also had the pleasure of sharing this on ABC 7’s Outside the Classroom Segment. You can watch that fun episode here!
You can’t not have a good time when balloons are involved right? With a few simple ingredients, you can do this at home with your kids too.
- Empty water bottle
- Small funnel
- Baking soda – 2 tablespoons
- Vinegar – 1 cup
- Using a funnel to add the baking soda to your balloon balloon.
- Pour the vinegar into the bottle.
- Carefully fit the balloon over the bottle opening, but do not drop the baking soda into the vinegar yet.
- Once the balloon is completely over the cap, hold up the balloon and allow the baking soda to fall into the vinegar.
- Watch and see your balloon blow up!
I’d encourage you to ask your kids some questions and make observations as you go along.
- What do you think will happen when baking soda and vinegar mix?
- What do you think will happen to the balloon attached?
When mixed, the vinegar and baking soda creates an acid reaction. The reaction creates carbon dioxide gas that bubbles up from the mixture. The gas expands up and out of the bottle and inflates the balloon.
My daughter loved this one and thought it was a ton of fun to do!