Our little scientists created "snowmen" out of baking soda with a bit of water added, threw some eyes and a "carrot nose" into a dixie cup and packed it down to make a snowman. They were even able to customize their snowman with glitter or food coloring if they wanted.... throwing a little creativity into the project is always fun. This is a spin on the classic baking soda and vinegar project but it was a ton of fun with the added elements. They were able to "melt" their snowman with some vinegar and watch the reaction.
What's the science lesson?
The chemical reaction that occurs between the baking soda and the vinegar produces a gas called carbon dioxide. This happens when a base (baking soda) and an acid (vinegar) mix. There’s bubbling and fizzing you can hear, see, smell, and touch!
This kind of science experiment is a quick WOW factor experiment that explores the kinetics involved in chemistry, a quick reaction! Also it explores the reaction between a solid and a liquid to produce a gas.
Here's a video of Landry melting his snowman, and some extra pictures at the bottom!
I hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed this project.