Blowing Up A Balloon With Vinegar And Baking Soda Gas – Kid Friendly Things To Do .com

A Fun Science Experiment Blowing A Balloon Up With Gases From Baking Soda & Vinegar!

This is a fun experiment that I saved on Pinterest. The caption mentioned that it would be creating helium, which I thought was amazing. Getting floating balloons from inexpensive baking soda, and vinegar would be so much fun! Sadly, the caption was wrong. And, Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas (the source of this fun experiment) explains that is a misconception. The balloon will not produce a floating helium, but the balloon will still surprise, and amaze the kids! It’s certainly worth gathering the kids around for a little fun, and a quick lesson on carbon dioxide! Here’s the how to:

  • A Fun Science Experiment Blowing A Balloon Up With Gases From Baking Soda & Vinegar!
  • Basically, you’ll fill your empty water bottle about 1/3 of the way up with distilled white vinegar
  • A Fun Science Experiment Blowing A Balloon Up With Gases From Baking Soda & Vinegar!
  • Then you’ll grab a funnel, insert the funnel tip into the balloon, and shake in some baking soda. When the balloon is about halfway full
  • Being careful not to prematurely shake the baking soda down into the vinegar…Place the end of the balloon over the water bottle
  • Now, when you have everyone’s attention, hold the balloon up and shake the soda out of the balloon
  • A Fun Science Experiment Blowing A Balloon Up With Gases From Baking Soda & Vinegar!
  • Watch it inflate!

The science behind it!

  • A Fun Science Experiment Blowing A Balloon Up With Gases From Baking Soda & Vinegar!
  • The baking soda, and vinegar are mixing together to form a gas called carbon dioxide
  • The gas expands
  • It needs room to expand and grow
  • If the water bottle outlet is sealed, the gas has no choice but to travel up and out into the balloon, filling the spaces up and inflating it!

A little tip – We tried to re-use the vinegar. It didn’t work. You have to rinse the bottle each time, and pour fresh vinegar into the bottle before starting again. 🙁

~ Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com – recipes, crafts, party ideas, fun foods, and fun things to do with your family!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Managed by WebWorksLeela