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Easy Experiment to do at Home and Beyond – Fizzy Science

Want to wow your kiddos with beautiful color explosions? This set up is such an easy experiment to do at home, yet so much fun! The set up time, takes all of a few minutes! Kids can enjoy discovering the fizzy chemical reaction of baking soda and vinegar while channeling their inner Jackson Pollock!

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Kids can enjoy strengthening fine motor skills while using droppers to release colorful vinegar on top of a layer of baking soda! You can see how fun it is to watch as the chemical reaction causes fizz and froth to form! 

Using multiple colors results in a beautiful tray that truly looks like a piece of artwork!

Watch the Video to See This Easy Experiment to do a Home in Action!

Kids can enjoy strengthening fine motor skills while using droppers to release colorful vinegar on top of a layer of baking soda! You can see how fun it is to watch as the chemical reaction causes fizz and froth to form! 

Using multiple colors results in a beautiful tray that truly looks like a piece of artwork!

How to Set Up This Easy to do Experiment at Home!

This easy experiment to do at home, is so simple to set up! The ingredients (listed below!) are all common household goods. I have a few tips to get the most bang for your buck!

First, only use a thin layer of baking soda. That is all that is needed to create fun fizzy explosions of color!

Another tip is that while you can use food coloring to make the vinegar colorful, I prefer to use liquid watercolor. Liquid watercolor comes in larger quantities and is washable.

Lastly, for younger kids who haven’t quite developed the skill to use droppers, use a small cup instead to scoop of some vinegar and pour it on the baking soda tray!

Materials

Step-by-Step Instructions 

Step 1

In a shallow tray or plate, spread a thin layer of baking soda.

Step 2

Fill 6 cups up with white vinegar.

Step 3

Add a few drops of liquid watercolor or food coloring to each cup based on your preferred vibrancy.

Step 4

Provide droppers (or a small cup for toddlers) to transfer the vinegar mixture to the baking soda.

Step 1

In a shallow tray or plate, spread a thin layer of baking soda.

Step 2

Fill 6 cups up with white vinegar.

Step 3

Add a few drops of liquid watercolor or food coloring to each cup based on your preferred vibrancy.

Step 4

Provide droppers (or a small cup for toddlers) to transfer the vinegar mixture to the baking soda.

Educational Benefits of this Fizzy Rainbow Science Experiment

This is not only an easy experiment to do at home, but there is also so much a child can learn in the process!

Artistic Expression: There are many ways to conduct a baking soda and vinegar science experiment, but this is a fun way to also integrate art and color mixing.

Chemical Reactions: Explain to your child that baking soda is a base, and vinegar is an acid, and when they combine, a chemical reaction occurs. The fizz and froth that is created is called carbon dioxide. 

 

Sensory Play: Once everything has been combined, kids can’t resist but put their hands into the colorful tray and see what it feels like! This is safe to do and such a fun sensory experience!

Educational Benefits of this Fizzy Rainbow Science Experiment

This is not only an easy experiment to do at home, but there is also so much a child can learn in the process!

Artistic Expression: There are many ways to conduct a baking soda and vinegar science experiment, but this is a fun way to also integrate art and color mixing.

Chemical Reactions: Explain to your child that baking soda is a base, and vinegar is an acid, and when they combine, a chemical reaction occurs. The fizz and froth that is created is called carbon dioxide.

 Sensory Play: Once everything has been combined, kids can’t resist but put their hands into the colorful tray and see what it feels like! This is safe to do and such a fun sensory experience!

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National Geographic Earth Science Kit 

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