The Fascinating Balloon Inflator
Why blow up a balloon manually when you can allow chemistry to do it for you? Scientists of all ages with enjoy amazing their friends and family as they perform this simple science experiment which uses vinegar and baking soda to inflate a balloon. This fun, family experiment demonstrates the chemical reaction between and acid and a base and shows the power of carbon dioxide gas as it is formed and needs a lot of room to spread out.
How to Do It
The combination of vinegar and baking soda forms a gas called carbon dioxide that expands to fill the bottle. When the bottle is full, it forces the gas out of the bottle and into the balloon, thereby inflating the balloon right before your eyes.
Another fun experiment that your kids will enjoy as they learn about science!