Our scientist of the week, Mr. Carter, shared a fascinating experiment with us. We pondered possible ways to inflate a balloon without using our mouths. We came up with some clever ideas including: a pump, a fan, another balloon, and water. However, Carter showed us that we can use the chemical reaction between vinegar and baking soda to inflate a balloon!
When baking soda and vinegar mix, they carbon dioxide gas. This inflates the balloon without ever having to use your lungs or your mouth. So cool Carter! Thank you for sharing.