Monday, 30 March 2015

Baking Soda and Vinegar Volcano

It’s time to turn your home into a laboratory. Learn about static energy and re-create homemade lightning. See a rocket ship launch with the science of chemical reactions. Here are 17 experiments to get those brain gears churning — click through to see them all. We’ve even ranked the messiness factor from one to five sponges so you know what to expect.

Baking Soda and Vinegar Volcano


Baking Soda and Vinegar Volcano

A Lesson In: Chemistry. And as far as reactions go, this project has us watching our tot’s face for the big, explosive reveal. The fizzy overflow is a result of combining baking soda and vinegar (and red food coloring for the cool lava effect), which makes carbon dioxide turn into gas. It’s a real volcano on a small scale. Click here for complete instructions.