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Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment

Trying to beat the summer heat has been full of a lot of indoor fun & activities. If you missed the last post you can check it out at the end of this blog post where I will link it. Today we did a science experiment for our activity using some simple items & ingredients in the kitchen. I remember making the baking soda and vinegar volcanoes growing up. It is exciting to see the mixture explode up high so I knew I had to share that experience with my kids.

The Science

The science behind the experiment according to Science Kids. “The baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is a base while the vinegar (acetic acid) is an acid. When they react together they form carbonic acid which is very unstable, it instantly breaks apart into water and carbon dioxide, which creates all the fizzing as it escapes the solution.


What you need:

  • A bottle or container for the experiment (we used water bottles & to keep them from falling over we set them in some old formula containers)
  • Baking Soda
  • White Vinegar
  • Food Coloring (Optional)
  • (2) Funnels

Note: we put ours in baking pans to help contain to mess as we did our experiments inside due to extreme heat but you could do this outside instead.

Instructions:

1) Set your container on the table or where ever you are doing the experiment. Make sure it is set up so it doesn’t fall over. Like I mentioned above we set our bottles down in some containers so they would be sturdier.

2) Next measure 1-2 Tablespoons out of baking soda and pour into the container with one of the funnels. (we used two funnels one for baking soda & the other for the vinegar).

3) This step is optional we added a couple drops of food coloring in the container on top of the baking soda to give it some color.

4) Now take the vinegar and pour it in the container until it bubbles up and out. We did not measure this out it was clear to see what was enough as I poured it, so use your best judgement.

5) Watch the reaction & repeat as many times as you want!

Get a parent to help with this experiment. This was a fun hands on project/experiment for my boys to do, they just needed supervision and guidance to do the experiment. They loved when the mixture shot up into the air!

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DIY Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars

During the month of July & into August before school starts I will be sharing fun at home projects to do with your kids. Most will be inside because it has been super HOT where we live and my boys have just become super bored lately. They are about done with summer and want to go back to school. I will be sharing some fun at home crafts/activities me and my boys will be doing along with step by step instructions and pictures so you can do them as well!
Summer with my kids has been pretty wild they are always looking for some sort of adventure so what better than making a pair of DIY pair of binoculars. My little guys love pretending to do just about anything and with this fun little craft they can use their binoculars for all kinds of adventures through out each day.

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars


What You Need

  • (2) Empty TP Rolls or (1) Empty paper towel roll cut in half per pair of Binoculars
  • Roll of String or Yarn. (Optional)
  • Scissors (if you need to cut a paper towel roll in half & for cutting string)
  • Tape or Glue (Elmer’s White Glue)
  • Decorative Paper, Stickers, Or Markers for decorating. (could even use paint)(or do what we did)

Directions

1) First you take your tp tubes and decorate them however you wish to decorate them. (We ended up combining steps 1 & 2 together by turning our white Elmer’s Glue into paint by adding food coloring to it. Then we used old brushes & painted the tubes, then stuck them together and let them dry).

2) Next Glue the two tubes together like the picture below. You will need to clamp them together applying pressure until the glue dries enough to set down for further drying and so it doesn’t come apart when you do set it down.

3) This last step is optional especially if you have little kids and are worried about strings being around their necks. For this step poke two holes in each of the outer sides of the tubes and measure the string needed by tying one end to one side of the binoculars and see how far you would like it to hang down. Cut the string at the desired length and tie the other end to the other side of the binoculars.


Enjoy New Kinds of Adventures

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