STEAM Activity, STEM Activity: Baking Soda And Vinegar Balloon Experiment

What Kids Learn From This STEAM Activity

In the STEAM Activity, Baking Soda and Vinegar Balloon Experiment, kids learn about chemical reactions. They discover that when they mix baking soda and vinegar, it creates a fizzing reaction that produces carbon dioxide gas. The gas inflates the balloon, demonstrating a chemical reaction in action, showing how different substances can react to create something new. It’s a fun way for kids to explore science and understand how chemicals can change and interact.

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What We Need For This STEAM Activity

 

STEAM Activity, STEM Activity, Baking Soda and Vinegar Balloon Materials
STEAM Activity, STEM Activity, Baking Soda and Vinegar Balloon Materials

 

How to Do the STEAM Activity Baking Soda And Vinegar Balloon Experiment

 

  1. Add vinegar: Pour vinegar into the bottle until it’s about a third full.

    STEAM Activity, STEM Activity, Baking Soda and Vinegar Balloon - Add Vinegar
    STEAM Activity, STEM Activity, Baking Soda and Vinegar Balloon – Add Vinegar
  2. Add baking soda: Use the funnel to pour a few tablespoons of baking soda into the balloon.

    STEAM Activity, STEM Activity, Baking Soda and Vinegar Balloon - Add Baking Soda
    STEAM Activity, STEM Activity, Baking Soda and Vinegar Balloon – Add Baking Soda
  3. Attach the balloon: Stretch the opening of the balloon over the neck of the plastic bottle, ensuring it’s secure but not too tight.

    STEAM Activity, STEM Activity, Baking Soda and Vinegar Balloon - Attach The Balloon
    STEAM Activity, STEM Activity, Baking Soda and Vinegar Balloon – Attach The Balloon
  4. Observe the reaction: Hold the balloon upright so that the baking soda falls into the vinegar, and watch as the balloon inflates due to the chemical reaction.
STEAM Activity, STEM Activity, Baking Soda and Vinegar Balloon - Hold The Balloon Upright
STEAM Activity, STEM Activity, Baking Soda and Vinegar Balloon – Hold The Balloon Upright

 

STEAM Activity, STEM Activity, Baking Soda and Vinegar Balloon - Observe The Reaction
STEAM Activity, STEM Activity, Baking Soda and Vinegar Balloon – Observe The Reaction

 

STEAM Activity, STEM Activity, Baking Soda and Vinegar Balloon - Balloon Gets Bigger
STEAM Activity, STEM Activity, Baking Soda and Vinegar Balloon – Balloon Gets Bigger

 

STEAM Activity, STEM Activity, Baking Soda and Vinegar Balloon - Balloon Gets Big!
STEAM Activity, STEM Activity, Baking Soda and Vinegar Balloon – Balloon Gets Big!

Variations & Challenges

  • Add Food Coloring: Add a few drops of food coloring to the vinegar before combining it with baking soda to create a visually exciting eruption with colorful fizz.
  • Change the Ratios: Experiment with different amounts of baking soda and vinegar to observe how it affects the reaction. What happens if you use more or less of each?

 

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  • Isabelle

    Isabelle has been an entrepreneur for last 22 years in retail and educational industry. She is also a mom to a child in elementary school. She believes that when kids are curious and use their imagination, amazing things can happen. She is particularly interested in STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). She believes when children are encouraged to develop STEAM skills from a young age, they gain valuable tools to tackle future challenges in a creative, imaginative, and innovative manner. She enjoys researching STEAM and craft activities, plays, toys and resources and share with parents.

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