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Hot & Cold

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Hot & Cold

In this activity, learners experiment with hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, yeast, and baking soda to produce hot and cold reactions. Use this activity to demonstrate exothermic and endothermic reactions.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per student)

  • 1 box of baker's yeast
  • 1 box of baking soda
  • 1 bottle of vinegar
  • 1 bottle of hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 teaspoon
  • 1 plastic tray
  • 3 plastic cups


  • Physical Sciences
    • Heat and Thermodynamics
      • Thermodynamics and Entropy
    • Energy
    • Chemistry
      • Chemical Bonding
      • Chemical Reactions
      • Acids and Bases
      • Solutions
    • States of Matter
      • Solids
      • Liquids
      • Gases
    • Structure and Properties of Matter
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations

Informal Categories

  • Food and Cooking


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access


  • Mission Science Workshop


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