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Simple Science Experiment- It’s guaranteed to be a BLAST!

Figment Creative Labs, Austin, TX, Science, STEM, STEAM, kids activities, science is fun

Want to explore a scientific reaction that ends with a BANG?  Try this simple experiment.

What you need:

What to do:

  1. Put a bit of vinegar in the bag.
  2. Add food coloring.
  3. Twist bag and get air out.
  4. Secure twist with the clothes pin.
  5. Add baking soda
  6. Close bag tightly.
  7. Secure opening with packing tape.
  8. Release clothespin when you are ready for the explosion.
  9. BACK AWAY!

What causes the bag to burst?

-Baking Soda is a bicarbonate and vinegar is an acid.  When they come together they have a reaction that generates carbon dioxide gas.  The gas builds up in the bag, which then makes the bag burst.

 

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