The baking soda and vinegar volcano is a great science activity for kids. You can do it any time, it is very simple, safe and inexpensive and the results are really amazing for the little eyes. Baking soda is alkaline and reacts with acids such as vinegar, releasing carbon dioxide (gas) and water. This little experiment allows you to introduce the concept of a chemical reaction to kids in a very funny way.
During the experiment, you can try using different amounts of baking soda and vinegar but you can also try adding the washing up liquid or soap to make more bubbles and to make the reaction last longer. You can also add some ice or food coloring or even some natural add-ons like grains or flowers. Let your kids observe how different the volcano eruption is, based on the changed amount of ingredients.
What you need
- baking soda
- liquid soap (or any adder add-on you want to test)
How to make it
Baking Soda & Vinegar Volcano with Flowers