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Create Gas


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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

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Create Gas

Learners mix vinegar and baking soda together in a bottle to create a chemical reaction. The reaction produces a gas, carbon dioxide, which inflates a balloon attached to the mouth of the bottle. This helps learners "see" the gas, which is otherwise invisible.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
Under 5 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Demonstration

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


Subjects


  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry
      • Chemical Reactions
      • Acids and Bases
    • States of Matter
      • Gases

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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  • All Rights Reserved, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, ©2012

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