Exploding Baggie Easy Science Experiment
In this fun and easy science experiment when are going to use a chemical reaction to explode a plastic zip close baggie. This experiment is easy to perform and ends with a satisfying pop!
- Plastic zip close sandwich baggie
- Toilet paper or tissue
- Baking soda
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Find an area outside that can get a little messy.
- Pour ½ cup of vinegar in the zip close baggie and set aside. Make sure the vinegar does not spill out of the baggie.
- Lay out one square of toilet paper.
- Place 1 tablespoon of baking soda in the middle of the square of toilet paper.
- Fold the toilet paper around the baking soda to seal the baking soda inside.
- Use a piece of tape to secure the bundle.
- Drop the bundle of baking soda into the baggie containing the vinegar.
- Quickly seal the baggie making sure to do so securely, give the baggie a few quick shakes, and step back several feet.
- Observe what happens.
How it Works:
The vinegar saturates the toilet tissue and an endothermic chemical reactions begins between the vinegar and baking soda. The chemical reaction releases carbon dioxide and creates pressure inside the baggie. The pressure builds inside the baggie until it explodes with a pop!
Make This A Science Project:
Try different amounts of baking soda and vinegar. Try different sized baggies. Try different temperatures of vinegar.