This fun Vinegar and Baking Soda Balloon Experiment will have the kids squealing with excitement. Trust me, they'll want to do this experiment over and over again! Much like our Yeast Balloon Science Experiment, kids will learn how to blow up a balloon with vinegar and baking soda and learn a little chemistry at the same time. This easy science experiment for kids only take a few materials, so it's a frugal activity to do with kids. Frugal and easy are the best kind of kids activities, right?
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How To Blow Up a Balloon with Baking Soda and Vinegar
Stretch the balloon over the funnel.
Carefully place the balloon over the bottle opening without dropping the baking soda in the bottle.
Watch the balloon blow up from the chemical reaction. It will grow...
My kids wanted to do this over and over again and I bet yours will, too! Be sure to have a bunch of balloons handy.
How does this work?
The baking soda and vinegar create an acid/base reaction. The baking soda is the base and the vinegar is the acid. When the two are mixed they work together to create a gas called carbon dioxide (CO2). Gasses need a lot of room to spread out and the carbon dioxide starts to fill the bottle and then moves into the balloon to inflate it. Pretty cool, huh?