Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fun and Learning with Baking Soda and Vinegar

This week the girls experimented with the reactions between Baking Soda and Vinegar to create some pretty cool art!

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I had leftover flower and baking soda from when I made some fizzy sidewalk chalk paint, and we had leftover liquid watercolors from art group, that I just couldn’t dump down the drain.  So, I thought the girls would have fun working with these materials in a new and different way!

First, I added vinegar to the liquid watercolors then they used pipettes to drop the colored vinegar onto the baking soda mixture.  This was seriously so much fun all three of us spent over half an hour dropping colors watching it fizz and trying it again. 

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Emily liked making little drops and watching each one fizz.  She worked one color at a time until the mixture was almost black and would not fizz anymore.

IMG_0090IMG_0091   Juliette liked trying all different colors it looked so pretty!

While we were busy creating we were able to talk about the colors and what happened when the colors would mix together.  I also used the words acid, base and reaction when describing what was happening when the vinegar mixed with the baking soda.

The mixture of flour and baking soda made the mixture fizz a nice amount but not as much as if it were only baking soda.  It was perfect to do inside at the table.  We all agreed that we have to try this with our friends for art group!

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3 comments:

Ticia said...

My kids are big believers in anything with baking soda and vinegar.

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

This looks like so much fun! My boys would love seeing how the baking soda fizzled. I definitely need to try this!

I'm so excited you stopped by my blog! I discovered your Start weekly link up by visiting back and can't wait to link up every week! We are always doing art with our books. :)

Little Wonders' Days said...

This looks like fun. My kids would definately love doing this activity.

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