Our chemistry textbook also talked about acid-base reactions. It explained how antacids can help neutralize the strong acids in your stomach. We contrasted this slow reaction…
to the more impressive reaction of baking soda and vinegar! DD was putting her fingers in to see how her stomach would feel.
If you haven’t already done Bubble Bombs with your kids, be sure to do that as well! You take a ziploc bag and pour vinegar into it. Then place baking soda on a tissue paper and hold it up at the top as you zip the bag closed. Let go of the tissue letting the baking soda fall into the vinegar. It reacts quickly!
We first did this at least five years ago — and just a few weeks ago he rounded up all the ingredients and did this for a long time out in the yard with ED!!
Don’t miss the fun movie all about atoms and molecules called, Molecules to the MAX (affiliate link).
Just as we were finishing up our Chemistry Unit on the periodic table (in the fall 2015), the team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute got in touch with me to see if I would be interested in reviewing and/or hosting a giveaway of their Giant Screen animated film, Molecules to the MAX! This film has just been released on DVD and Blu-Ray. We really enjoyed this film. You can see more at our review here (note: the giveaway mentioned in that post has now ended): Review of Molecules to the Max. For a sneak peak at the trailer you can visit: www.moleculestothemax.com.
You will also find an amazing, FREE 55-page resource guide at Molecularium.com: This is great for Grades 1 to 3!!