The Fizzing Rainbow Baking Soda Experiment is a fun and simple experiment for kids of all ages. It’s a great beginner science activity for preschool or Kindergarteners to learn about chemical reactions and colors.
What you will need for your Fizzing Rainbow Baking Soda Experiment is pictured below. It’s a cheap activity you can do again and again with items you probably already have in your pantry.
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- Tray or Cookie Sheet
- Liquid Food Coloring
- Baking Soda
- Distilled White Vinegar
- Dropper ( I like to save mine from empty medicine bottles like Children’s Tylenol)
- Pour baking soda on your tray or cookie sheet and give it a quick shake to spread it out evenly.
- Using liquid food coloring, allow your child to add as many drops all over the baking soda.
- Next, pour 1 cup of vinegar into a cup. Use a dropper to add vinegar right over the food coloring droplets and watch the reaction between the baking soda and vinegar. It makes a fun fizzing rainbow.
Talk to your child about the simple science behind this fun Fizzing Rainbow Baking Soda Experiment. The simplest idea behind it is an acid-base reaction. Baking soda is a bicarbonate and vinegar is an acetic acid. When combined, they create a carbon dioxide gas—which produce colorful fizzing bubbles in this experiment!
Does your child like to do simple science experiments? Have you tried this Fizzing Rainbow Baking Soda Experiment? Share in the comments below.
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