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Homemade Bath Fizzies


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    Michigan State University Extension

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Homemade Bath Fizzies

In this activity, learners make their own bath bomb fizzies and experience what happens when they mix a base and an acid. This activity comes with step-by-step instructions and has a section that explains the science behind why bath bombs fizz. This activity uses low cost materials and can be done at home.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$10 - $20 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Several drops essential oil (4-10 depending on the fragrance)
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Cellophane bag/ribbon

Subjects


  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry
      • Chemical Reactions
      • Acids and Bases

Informal Categories


  • Arts and Crafts

Other


Access Rights:

  • Free access

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