While the traditional mix-together-and-watch-it-bubble routine is sure to be a hit with your kinders, try exploring this chemistry exercise in a more unique way with one of these fun activities!
Pop Bottle “Rockets”
Your kiddos will be amazed that the combination of baking soda and vinegar can blow up a balloon! Simply add vinegar to a recycled 2 liter soda bottle, funnel some baking soda into a deflated balloon, and stretch the end of the balloon over the opening of the bottle, allowing the baking soda to fall into the bottle. The chemical reaction between the two substances will cause the balloon to inflate. Lindsy of Preschool Alphabet included this project in her “Rocket Unit” – and it looks like they had a ‘bubblin’ good time!
Cupcake Liner Volcanoes
Another unique way to capitalize on the bubbly reaction between baking soda and vinegar is to create a mini volcano! Vanessa of Silly Eagle Books used colorful cupcake liners and small caps to help her daughter create volcanoes of various sizes – a great science lesson as well as a review of sizes/size terminology! Not to mention, the project is just good
clean messy fun! [NOTE: Be sure to do this outside or at a well covered workstation as it can get quite messy.]
Be sure to head over to these fantastic blogs for the instructions and other fantastic early childhood activities!