100 Days Project

Nanogirl: Star Science

Nanogirl wants to find 100 friends to do science experiments with her to prove that no matter who you are or what your education level, you can always have fun with science.

Day 9:

Phoenix blows up a balloon through chemistry

Phoenix is 5 and today she taught me how to blow up a balloon using a chemical reaction instead of her mouth. 

First she mixed baking soda and vinegar in a bottle and quickly placed a balloon over the bottle top.  She then swirled the mixture to make the reaction happen faster and heard it making a fizz sound.  When vinegar and baking soda mix, they create the gas carbon dioxide and water, the water sinks to the bottom of the bottle and the gas rises into the balloon blowing it up!