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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Baking Soda and Vinegar Compilation

We posted a picture a few weeks ago with baking soda and vinegar.  We had a few questions on how it worked and what you do.  Here is the science behind it...

"Baking soda is the chemical called sodium bicarbonate. Vinegar's main chemical component is acetic acid. The ions formed when the baking soda is dissolved in water react with the ions from the acetic acid to form carbonic acid, which quickly reacts, or decomposes, to form carbon dioxide and water. The bubbles from the reaction are the visible evidence of the carbon dioxide escaping from the solution as a gas. The remaining solution is sodium carbonate and water."  ~ Sophisticated Edge

This is something extremely simple and can be done with stuff you most likely have on hand... Baking Soda and Vinegar.  

Here are 9 different ways we have played:

Baking Soda in a cup with a little bit of food coloring or liquid water colors.  Squeeze on vinegar.  

The reaction!  

Vinegar in a tall vase.  Test tubes would also work great.  Pour on baking soda.  You could also switch the two around.  

You can do this one in the sensory box to contain the "mess".  

Vinegar in a container... shake on baking soda.  

Baking soda in an egg carton.  Drop on color and vinegar.  

Baking soda and vinegar on the light panel!  See complete post HERE

Baking soda and vinegar in the dark!!  To see our post on this click HERE.

Layer of baking soda with food coloring/liquid watercolors mixed with vinegar and dropped on.  

Colored vinegar dropper bottles.  

Blow up a balloon!  For the complete post click HERE. 

Combine baking soda with cornstarch to create fizzing sidewalk paint.  For complete post click HERE


  1. That looks like fun! What great ideas.

  2. Hi !

    We' ve done it !! You can see it here, with our link to your blog :


    Thanks so much for sharing !!!

  3. Totally fun! I'm always inspired what you come up with. Today I award you the Very Lovely and Inspiring Blog Award. Congrats!


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  4. I've heard that food coloring stains, but I can't find any good info on liquid water colors. Do they stain concrete?

  5. So cool, i love doing things like this with my 4 children, makes my science degrees not so useless!! Love Posie

  6. Make sure the vinegar doesn't get in the kid's eyes. It is extremely painful. Might want to put a note at the top.


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