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The Ultimate List of Science Experiments with Vinegar and Baking Soda


Looking for fun and easy science experiments for your kids? Look no further than science experiments with baking soda and vinegar! These two ingredients are a perfect combination for fun and educational experiments.

Science experiments are great for kids because they’re fun and easy to do. Kids love experimenting with different combinations of things like food, water, and other household items. Here are some simple science experiments that will keep your kids entertained while teaching them important lessons in chemistry.

From making volcanoes to testing acid levels, your kids will love experimenting with these two substances. Check out the following list of baking soda and vinegar experiments for some inspiration. Happy experimenting!

The Ultimate List of Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiments

The Science Behind Baking Soda & Vinegar

Baking Soda and vinegar react chemically we know that much simply by observing the experiments. We can see the chemical reaction. What it is about the two ingredients that respond in such phenomenally cool ways?

The science is that baking soda and vinegar react with each other because of an acid-base reactionBaking soda is a bicarbonate (NaHCO3), and vinegar is an acetic acid (HCH3COO). One of the products this reaction creates is carbon dioxide, which makes bubbles.

Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiments for Kids

Food Coloring and Baking Soda Science Experiment

Fizzing Colors from Happy Hooligans is not only fun science learning, but it is also great fine motor skills work. This baking soda and vinegar experiment with food coloring adds a bit of pizazz to a child’s day. 

Hidden Colors Science

Busy Toddler adds a bit of a twist to the dropper food color experiment by Happy Hooligans. She presents the baking soda and vinegar activity with hidden colors. By adding this element of surprise, this activity has kids at ‘hello.’

Exploding Baggies

My sons LOVED this baking soda & vinegar experiment. Chelsey from Buddy & Buddy nails this one with her exploding baggies. 

Similarly, Sarah from Frugal Fun for Boys & Girls created a rocket for her kids. Totally out of this world!

Katie from Preschool Inspirations tops the cake with her color-changing experiment

Materials for Baking Soda and Vinegar Science Activity

A few years ago, we explored chemistry with a baking soda and vinegar experiment with balloons. To celebrate Earth Day, we used an earth balloon and made the scientific point about expanding air.

Maria Montessori & Science 

What is a scientist?…

We give the name scientist to the type of man who has felt experiment to be a means guiding him to search out the deep truth of life, to lift a veil from its fascinating secrets, and who, in this pursuit, has felt arising within him a love for the mysteries of nature, so passionate as to eradicate the thought of himself.  ~ Dr. Montessori

More Easy Science Experiments for Kids 

Science Experiment with Ice

Kim from Life Over Cs does an experiment with ice!

Melting Rainbow

Darcy at Darcy and Brian create a Melting Rainbow experiment.

Making Hot Ice

I quickly added this hot ice experiment to our list. Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls made hot ice from a few items you likely have in your home at this current moment. 

Volcano Science Activity

Life Over Cs presents us with a playdough volcano experiment

Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiments - Art

The Pinterested Parent takes learning further by creating art from the volcano eruptions!

Electric Eels

Bitz and Giggles created electric eels!

What’s Next After All this Experimental Learning?

Add other substances, such as carbonated water, hydrogen peroxide, or dish soap. Observe how the eruption changes. 

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