Posted in Homeschooling, Learning through play, Toddler's Activities

STEM Activity – Inflating the Baloon Using Baking Soda and Vinegar

These baking soda and vinegar balloons were so much fun! Mix everything together and watch as the reaction creates carbon dioxide and inflates the balloons! As far as science experiments go, this is a pretty simple one. I love that we had all of the materials needed for it at home already, and that it was quick and easy to put together! And on top of that, it was pretty darn cool to watch the balloon inflate all by itself!
  
    

    
    

The science behind it:

So how does it work? The vinegar and the baking soda mix together to make an acid-base 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.

  
 

These baking soda and vinegar balloons were a really simple experiment! We used household ingredients that we already had so it was super easy to put together. Both Angelo and Inigo were able to do most of it all by themselves, which is always pretty awesome!

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