Baking Soda Christmas Science

Baking soda activities are a great first introduction to chemical reactions using safe ingredients. Our Christmas Tree and Gingerbread Man are a fun, fizzy Christmas Science activity.

Please watch children at all times, this activity is not designed to be eaten.

Food colouring may stain clothes.

Materials

Water

Bicarbonate of soda / baking soda

Vinegar

Food colouring

Christmas themed cookie cutters – optional

Method

Pour a small pack of Baking Soda into a bowl and add water slowly until you get a thick paste.

Add a few drops of food colouring and mix well.

Place the mixture inside a cookie cutter on a plate and leave to harden in a fridge for a couple of hours.

Remove from cookie cutter.

Add vinegar slowly.

Watch the fizz.

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Why does this happen?

Vinegar (an acid) and bicarbonate of soda ( an alkali ) react together to neutralise each other. This reaction releases carbon dioxide, a gas, which is the bubbles you see.

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What shapes would you make?

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What do you think of our fizzy elf lab? This is super easy to set up and the fizz looks fantastic oozing out of the test tubes.

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