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Oct 30, 2014

Honey Lemon's Chemistry Concoction: #BigHero6 #ScienceFun #BayMaxScience


In anticipation of Big Hero 6 opening  on 11/7, we will be featuring a few fun activities for the kids.

For a detailed explanation of the chemical reaction you can visit this site:
http://www.apple-cider-vinegar-benefits.com/baking-soda-and-vinegar.html
Basically, this reaction produced water (liquid) and carbon dioxide (gas)

In our experiment, we used a glass bowl, 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 3 tablespoons of vinegar.
I recommend 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda, so it will all dissolve in the reaction.


You can also modify this experiment by performing it in a clear bottle and placing a balloon over the top of the bottle directly after the vinegar is added.

Try the experiment with water instead of vinegar.

Some great questions to ask: 

  • Before:
    • The baking soda is in which state (solid, liquid, gas)?
    • The vinegar is is which state?
    • What do you see (observe)?
    • For older children you can weigh the baking soda and vinegar.
    • What do you think will happen when you mix these two? Form a hypothesis. 
  • During:
    • What do you see (observe)?
    • What is happening?
    • What states of matter do you see?
    • What do you hear?
  • After:
    • Is there more, less or the same amount of solid baking soda left?
    • Where did it go?  
    • What happened?
    • For older children you can weigh the mixture and compare it to the weigh of the baking soda and vinegar.  Why is there a difference?  


Extension - Baking Soda in cooking: 
We use baking soda in cooking as a leavening agent.which means they are added to baked goods before cooking to produce carbon dioxide and cause them to 'rise'.
Try this recipe with and without the baking powder:
http://www.tablefortwoblog.com/the-moistest-chocolate-mug-cake/
Compare the results

vocabulary words: 
solid
liquid
gas
observation
hypothesis
reaction

See more #BayMaxScience: 
Balloon Fun: http://metrodetroitmommy.blogspot.com/2014/10/meetbaymax.html

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Visit the Website: http://www.disney.com/BigHero6

BIG HERO 6 opens in theaters everywhere on November 7th!

Metro Detroit Mommy Blogger:

31 comments :

  1. Oh how cool. Our granddaughter would love to try this.

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  2. Sounds like a fun experiment! I'm looking forward to seeing this movie.

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  3. My son will love this! We're looking forward to watching the movie, too. :)

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  4. My boys love science experiments. Like A lot.

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  5. Neat idea. Love the questions to ask.

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  6. Oh science! We love science and the best part is that experiments like this are fun no matter how old you are.

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  7. The boys loved Big Hero 6! We'll have to try this out!

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  8. This is a great and fun experiment! Love the balloon idea to to show where the carbon dioxide goes. Have to try it with my daughter too, I'm sure she would love it.

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  9. I love things like this and I especially appreciate your prompts for discussion. It's very cool to tie this into the film.

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  10. This looks fun to do for kids! We will be trying this in our house too!

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  11. We love science experiments like this! It's neat to be able to tie it into a film, so the kids can feel like their favorite character.

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  12. these are great, I would love to add more of these experiments to our family

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  13. Science experiments are so much fun. My kids are too young now but one day!!!

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  14. What a super fun experiment!! I love the food coloring to add some color!!

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  15. What a fun experiment to do at home with your kids. My boys love to do science projects and would have so much fun with this one.

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  16. Oh what a neat experiment! I'm sure my nephew would have a lot of fun with this!

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  17. My kids love colorful science experiments and this looks like no exception.

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  18. This sounds like a fun experiment. I think even my oldest would enjoy it.

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  19. I remember doing this in science class. Super fun to play with science.

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  20. Sounds like a fun experiment the kids would love.

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  21. This is awesome. I used to love doing science experiments with my boys when they were little. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. I think I might give this experiment a shot with my 9 year old. He loves science and wants to see this film.

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  23. This is a great experiment to try with young children. I like the idea about using a balloon and will have to give it a try.

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  24. Oo, Science :) This movie looks really cute.

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  25. My boys love experiments like this. I think we will give this one a try tomorrow!

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  26. What a cool experiment! I definitely want to try it with the grandkids!!

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  27. My oldest daughter would have such fun with this, she loves experiments :)

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  28. What a fun experiment. I really like that Honey Lemon is into science! Can't wait to see the movie.

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  29. Oh cool. I love doing experiments with my girls.

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