Vinegar + Baking Soda + Balloons = FIZZY FUN! | Kids Science Experiments | Science for Kids


Hello fellow scientists. Before me you see
two common household items – vinegar and baking soda. What do we know about vinegar? Let’s
make some observations. It’s a clear liquid… It’s good on salads… It tastes sour… What do we know about baking soda?
It’s a white powder… It’s bitter….
You can use it to deodorize your carpets…. It comes in handy in BAKING. That’s why
they call it BAKING soda. What do you think happens if you MIX vinegar
and baking soda? Vinegar is an ACID, acetic acid. Baking soda
is a BASE, which is kind of the opposite of an acid. When you mix an acid and a base,
something DRAMATIC usually happens. We’d better get prepared. I’m wearing my lab coat, I’m putting on my safety goggles – I’m ready. I will add the vinegar to the baking soda. And I will observe! OBSERVE WITH ME! Well, that was interesting. I saw bubbles.
I heard hissing. What does that mean? Think. Think think think. With your brains! I think that means a GAS
was released. Based on my extensive knowledge of chemistry, I know that it was CARBON DIOXIDE.
You know carbon dioxide. We breathe it out every time we exhale! like that. And that.
There goes some more. If I mix vinegar and baking soda together
in this bottle, I can CAPTURE the gas being released in a balloon. It may even be powerful
enough to blow the balloon up! First I’ll pour a little vinegar into the bottle, and I’ll add a tablespoon of baking soda into my balloon. ….Stretch the balloon over the bottle, …And now dump in the baking soda. Well, looky here. We have a balloon filled with carbon dioxide! … What am I supposed to
do with a balloon filled with carbon dioxide? I guess we could feed it to some plants and
they can do photosynthesis. We’ll talk about that another day. Now listen carefully. Some people might call
what we just did an experiment. But it wasn’t a REAL experiment. That was just a DEMONSTRATION.
An EXPERIMENT is part of the SCIENTIFIC METHOD, where you ask a QUESTION about HOW SOMETHING
WORKS. You gather as much information as you can about the subject. Then you try to PREDICT
the answer to the question. That is, you make a HYPOTHESIS based on what you know (sort
of like an educated guess). Then you TEST to see if your hypothesis was correct – that’s
the EXPERIMENT part. For example. What if I wanted to find out how to make more gas?
Do I add more vinegar? More baking soda? Do I heat it up? What’s your hypothesis? Tell
me below in the comments. Okay, that’s all the time we have for science today. See you
next time. Bye.

100 thoughts on “Vinegar + Baking Soda + Balloons = FIZZY FUN! | Kids Science Experiments | Science for Kids

  1. This was great! I especially loved the balloon portion, and the description of experiment & hypothesis is awesome 🙂

  2. thx this helped me in my science exhibition I made a volcano by adding some colour to it .Acording to your question In the vedio I think we should use more baking soda and drop the vinegar very quickly at once to make more bubbles I am not sure my answer is correct or not it is a guess.

  3. Thank you, we loved your video. We were wondering if you could show us why it releases the carbon dioxide- maybe show us a models of the molecules and what happens to them. Please!

  4. This was great! I especially loved the balloon portion, and the description of experiment & hypothesis is awesome 🙂 🙂

  5. My 6 year old daughter loved your video. She would like to give you her hypothesis. Add more baking soda! 🙂 We will experiment this today! Thanks, Great video!

  6. shame you didn't show how the CO2 gas portion was poured into a contain with a lit candle, it would put the candle is what I did to prove what the gas is able to do. considering the gas is heavier then air it is like water it seeks it's own level, lowest point and fills up from there.

  7. What if someone inhales it?(Because I did, help me my chest burns). I thought it was helium…so I inhaled it. Will I be fine???

    P.S. I am also effected with asthma.

  8. Sir can you say that the red litmus paper is dropped in NaOH water what is the colour of red litmus paper also, we say that the red litmus paper is dropped in Baking soda powder in water , vinegar in water and glucose in water what is colour of red litmus paper. We like your videos

  9. I am wondering, if you heat the bottle as it is with the current mixture of baking soda and vinegar, would it create more CO2 gases and expand the ballon without adding more to the solution?

  10. Thanks for uploading the video, .I Use Science Experiments as Creative play with my 5yr old boy our CO2 (Vinegar / Baking Soda) Experiment : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuqxFfsy-Zo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFjQuCi7Ywk
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  11. I loved it just found out your channel and immediately subscribed your so funny too ? thank you for the idea

  12. i tell you how to truly play with a balloon and what might be fun, use ashes wood ashes preferably add alluminun (used to cover foods), add water , and make sure its in a container that can resist waters boiling point, tada, you got ur self some hydrogen, now fill the dam balloon and go blow yourself up in the sun. by the way words of encouragement, if you come down here, YOU WILL FLOAT TOO!!

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