When we breathe, we take in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. We cannot see them, can we? Here we have an activity for your child where they would be able to observe carbon dioxide escape! Well, it’s a bit of frozen fun to fizz away the summer heat. Check out the ice world adventure fizzy magic activity video below.
Parental Involvement: High
Duration: 20 minutes*
*Note: Ice needs to set
Skills Acquired: Academic, Cognitive, Discovery
- Baking soda
- Food colouring
Instructions for Ice World Adventure Fizzy Magic Activity
- Pour water into a bowl and add some baking soda.
- Stir in some food colouring.
- Keep the bowls in the freezer to set.
- Once set, empty coloured ice onto a tray.
- Pour some vinegar on the coloured ice and watch it fizz!
Science behind it
Did you have fun watching the ice fizz? Would you like to know why that happened? When the vinegar and baking soda mix, a chemical reaction occurs. As a result of this chemical reaction, carbon dioxide is released. The bubbles you see when the ice fizzes is actually the carbon dioxide escaping. How cool is that!
This activity helps your child learn something that will be of help in science class. It also helps them explore through play. This activity may open up a whole new fascination with science!
Activity done by Vishwajeet