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Try Fun Science Experiments With Kids At Home!

Your child is a born scientist and a die-hard explorer. Inquisitive eyes and messy hands – constantly seeking new ways to jumble up everything! Well, how about you join them this time?

We’re here to give you many super cool, mind-blowing, hands-on DIY science experiments to do at home and spend lazy Wednesday afternoons creatively with your little one. The best part? Each of these fun science experiments for children use simple ingredients and scrap materials you probably have lying around!

Hope on to our DIY EXPRESS and unravel some of the coolest science experiments to do with kids, and explore the best science projects for kids to try at home. Read on to find three smashing activities to enjoy some fizzy fun with your little scientist.

Fizzy Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiments To Try At Home:

  1. Foamy Fizzy Potions
  2. Erupting Fizzy Art
  3. Self-Inflating Ghost Balloon

1. Foamy Fizzy Potions

One of the coolest fizzy activities out there. Try this and we’re sure you will ask for more!

What you need: 2 spoons baking soda, half cup vinegar, fork/stirrer, one spoon powdered/liquid detergent, cups/bowls, any food colour, spoon, tray, water

How to do it:

  1. Using the spoon, add 2 spoons of baking soda into a cup/bowl. Also add a spoon of detergent.
  2. Take half cup of vinegar and add a pinch of food colour. Mix well.
  3. Put the cup with baking soda in a tray/plate.
  4. Add the vinegar solution to the baking soda and see the fizz.

What really happened there:

You will notice that a lot of colourful fizz oozes out of the cup. It has many tiny bubbles which emerge and vanish. This happens because when baking soda and vinegar react, they form carbon dioxide gas which gets trapped in the soap molecules and all the sparkly bubbles ooze out!

   2. Erupting Fizzy Painting 

Make a fizzy painting and discover the science of acids and bases. This is art and science in one!

What you need: 2 spoons baking soda, vinegar, cups/bowls, any food colours, spoon, tray, water, spray bottle

How to do it:

  1. Mix 2 spoons of baking soda with 2-3 drops of food colouring and 3 tablespoons of water in a small bowl. Repeat the same with other bowls for as many colours as you want.
  2. Grab the paintbrush and the paper, and paint away your ideas!
  3. Let your paper dry for some time.
  4. Now take vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray it all over your painting and watch it fizz!
    Useful tips:
  • Always mix the coloured solutions each time you dip the brush, as the baking soda tends to settle at the bottom.
  • Ensure the solutions are thick enough for painting out intense colours.
  • Try to get your child to paint on most of the paper.

What really happened there:

Fizzy painting is one of the most fun and arty activities for kids. Use the duo of baking soda and vinegar to create your artwork and watch as the colors swirl and mix! In this activity, we made colourful pastes of baking soda and thus made a painting. The moment we spray vinegar on the coloured baking soda, we see that the two react together to give out the gas we breathe out. Yes, the carbon dioxide gas. And as a result, we see the painting erupting and fizzing!

3. Self-Inflating Ghost Balloon 

We all love balloons, and what’s better than a balloon that inflates all by itself?

What you need: a balloon, a small bottle, water, vinegar, 2 spoons baking soda, spoon

How to do it:

  1. Add 2 spoons of baking soda in the balloon.
  2. Take the bottle and fill it half with vinegar.
  3. Place the balloon on the mouth of the bottle carefully, without inverting it, so the baking soda doesn’t fall into the bottle.
  4. After securing the balloon well, slowly invert the balloon and let the baking soda fall in. (Keep holding the balloon onto the mouth of the bottle.)

Tip: Make it dramatic by drawing a fun ghost-face on your balloon with a sketch pen or a marker!

What really happened there:

Voila! The ghost is up! We see that the balloon slowly starts inflating itself.

This happens because of the reaction between the acid (vinegar) and the base (baking soda). We see that the carbon dioxide gas is released as a product, which rises up and fills the balloon. As the reaction proceeds, more and more carbon dioxide gas is formed and the balloon inflates!

Did your child enjoy these amazing fizzy experiments? Which of these excited them the most? Share your comments and ideas with us below! Stay tuned for more easy-to-do and fun science experiments to try with your child – we put up new ones in the DIY EXPRESS every Wednesday.

 

 

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