Exploding Baggie

Source Institutions

Source Institutions

Add to list Go to activity
Activity link broken? See if it's at the internet archive
In this activity, young learners will experiment with a basic chemical reaction and observe what happens when gas gets trapped! Activity includes step-by-step instructions, safety notes and more. This activity requires adult supervision.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • Quart sized zipper style sandwich bag
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons of baking soda
  • a tissue


  • Physical Sciences
    • Structure and Properties of Matter

Informal Categories

  • Outdoor Activity


Access Rights:

  • Free access