Make Lemon Science Soda Kitchen Science Experiment
In this fun and easy kitchen science experiment for kids, we’re going to make lemon science soda.
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- Baking soda
- Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the measuring cup.
- Add an equal part of water to the measuring cup and then pour the mixture into the glass.
- Add one teaspoon of baking soda to the mixture.
- Taste the mixture and add sugar if you prefer.
How it Works:
Most store bought sodas are carbonated and have fizzy bubbles. The lemon juice in the science soda is an acid and the baking soda is a base. When an acid and a base combine, a chemical reaction occurs. This chemical reaction releases carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide rises up through the science soda creating fizzy bubbles similar to those found in store bought sodas.
Make This A Science Project:
Try different amounts of lemon juice. Try different amounts of baking soda. Try different types of juices.