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Find the Fizz: Discover the Secret of Baking Powder

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Find the Fizz: Discover the Secret of Baking Powder

In this activity on page 4 of the PDF (Get Cooking With Chemistry), learners investigate ingredients that combine to produce gas bubbles. Learners mix together various ingredients to observe chemical reactions that produce a gas. Learners use the scientific method to determine what baking powder is made of.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$10 - $20 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity


Materials List (per student)


  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry
      • Chemical Reactions
      • Acids and Bases
      • Solutions
    • States of Matter
      • Solids
      • Liquids
      • Gases
      • Changes of Phase
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Formulating Explanations
      • Communicating Results

Informal Categories

  • Food and Cooking


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Access Rights:

  • Free access


  • American Chemical Society


  • All Rights Reserved, American Chemical Society, ©2000


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