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:
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:
Compare the results

vocabulary words: 

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 Writer:


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

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

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

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

  5. Neat idea. Love the questions to ask.

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

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

  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.

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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