Subscribe way to encourage inquiry and observation skills.

Subscribe for Email UpdatesE-Mail AddressLITTLE BINS FOR LITTLE HANDSLearning Through PlayingHOMESTART HERESUBSCRIBEPRIVACY/DISCLAIMER LEGO ACTIVITIES MAKE HOMEMADE SLIME SCIENCE & STEM MY STOREBALLOON BAKING SODA VINEGAR SCIENCE EXPERIMENT FOR KIDSApril 24, 2017 by littlebins 18 CommentsScience is fun and balloons are fun! Why not combine them both with a cool balloon baking soda science activity!  It’s a must save for baking soda and vinegar play all year long! This balloon science experiment is an easy kid’s science experiment for any day! Just a few simple ingredients and you have a neat balloon baking soda activity for inflating balloons!BALLOON BAKING SODA SCIENCE EXPERIMENTSAVEIt’s Easy to Inflate Balloons with This Simple Chemical ReactionIt’s so easy to set up this balloon baking soda and vinegar activity. We used refillable ornaments from this past Christmas, but you can also use water bottles! You just need to be able to seal the end of the balloon around a top.

CHECK OUT ALL OUR: Fizzing Science ExperimentsSave SUPPLIES Baking SodaVinegarContainersBalloonsTeaspoonFunnel {optional but helpful)SaveMy son suggested we try different amounts of baking soda in our balloon baking soda experiment to see what would happen. This is a great way to encourage inquiry and observation skills. You can read more about teaching the scientific method to young kids here.Step 1: Blow up balloon a bit to stretch it out some.

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Step 2: Use the funnel and teaspoon to add baking soda to the balloon. We started with 2 teaspoons and added a teaspoon for each balloon.Step 3: Fill container with Vinegar  half wayStep 4: When your balloons are all made attach to containers making sure you have a good seal!Step 5: Lift up balloon to dump baking soda into the container of vinegarStep 6: Watch the balloon fill upStep 7: To get the most gas out of it, we swirled around the container to get it all going!Make predictions! Ask questions! Will the balloons inflate differently? Will they inflate more or less?SaveYes, we even had to try dumping them upside down to see what would happen. This is where a good seal comes in handy! What else can you do with baking soda? Check out these unique baking soda science activities!SIMPLE SCIENCE: BLOWING UP BALLOONS WITH CO2The science, behind this balloon baking soda experiment, is the chemical reaction between the base {baking soda} and the acid {vinegar}. When the two ingredients mix together the balloon baking soda experiment gets it’s lift!The gas produced from the two ingredients is carbon dioxide or CO2. As the gas tries to leave the plastic container, it goes up into the balloon because of the tight seal you have created.

Because the gas has no where to go and is pushing against the balloon it inflates it!  Similarly, we exhale carbon dioxide when we blow up balloons.Don’t have vinegar? Try a citric acid like lemon juice and check out our CITRUS CHEMICAL REACTIONS here.Do be cautious with the amount of baking soda you add, as the reaction will get bigger each time. Safety goggles are always great for scientists!SaveYou could definitely see the difference in the amount of baking soda we put in the balloons! The red balloon with the least baking soda, inflated the least. The blue balloon with the most, inflated the most. Enjoy simple science at home or in the classroom with this classic experiment.ALSO CHECK OUT: How To Make LEGO Balloon Cars!SavePLAYFULL BALLOON BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR SCIENCE!MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT MORE GREAT SCIENCE AND STEM IDEASSaveMOST POPULAR POSTS   Share214Pin3KTweetEmailSHARES3KFiled Under: Science Activities« Glitter Bottle Calm Down Sensory Tool for KidsSimple Physics Activities and Experiments for Kids »COMMENTSMiranda saysOctober 15, 2015 at 2:00 pmNeed more info on experiments.

Thanks, MirandaREPLYlittlebins saysDecember 2, 2015 at 5:04 pmWhat information would you like?REPLYmonishree saysFebruary 1, 2016 at 1:40 amthanks a lot very funny experimentREPLYlittlebins saysFebruary 12, 2016 at 10:16 pmYour welcome!REPLYAngelina saysMay 3, 2016 at 12:45 amI’m doing a Science Fair Project on this, but I don’t know and how to do the table and graphs, like the data and stuff. Can you help me?REPLYAngelina saysMay 3, 2016 at 12:52 amAnd it’s due May 18, 2016 REPLYkayla saysSeptember 29, 2016 at 10:46 amthis is cool thanks you verry muchREPLYlittlebins saysSeptember 29, 2016 at 12:08 pmYour welcome! Try drawing on the balloons too!REPLYJaclyn Martins saysJanuary 21, 2017 at 10:35 pmDoes the size of the container or size of balloon have any affect on how the balloon will blow up?REPLYlittlebins saysFebruary 1, 2017 at 8:52 pmYes, it will because of the space the gas has to fill once the baking soda and vinegar are combined. Great experiment to try different sizes using the same amounts of both vinegar and baking soda.REPLYtahnaejah saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 10:19 ammy team did the balloon inflating thing and it was funREPLYReena jain saysFebruary 24, 2017 at 4:28 amIs it safe for kids to do this experiment in schoolREPLYlittlebins saysFebruary 24, 2017 at 7:36 amI would think it would be as it is just baking soda and vinegar.

You would need to use your best judgement of course. We have never had a balloon explode.REPLYsikta saysAugust 14, 2017 at 5:45 amhi this is STEM project .can anyone explain how to connect – T technology E Engineering M mathematics through this experiment .thanks in advanceREPLYlittlebins saysAugust 21, 2017 at 8:55 amI will look into my information.

Remember a STEM project does not need to contain each of the 4 pillars of STEM but at least two. I can tell you we used math {measuring} and science {chemical reaction}.REPLYFatima saysJanuary 9, 2018 at 6:36 pmIf we wanted to use this for a science fair project what would the Question asking be?REPLYlittlebins saysJanuary 10, 2018 at 8:04 amHow much baking soda/vinegar is needed to inflate balloon completely. Or, which acid is better vinegar or lemon juice? Do different shape balloons fill better?REPLYLEAVE A REPLYYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName *Email *WebsiteWe LOVE science! We LOVE Slime, and we LOVE all things STEM related. Join us on our journey to discover just how cool science can be.



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