Learning the basics of scientific knowledge does not necessitate the purchase of expensive equipment or the building of gorgeous structures. Simple experiments on chemical and physical reactions can be studied at home using goods, materials, and equipment as long as you understand the content of substances in materials or products that are regularly used in everyday life, as well as the basic reactions between substances and compounds. The balloon blowing bottle experiment is a simple experiment that you may execute at home with common kitchenware.
Simple Experiment Tools and Materials for Balloon Blowing Bottles:
- 1 inflatable balloon
- Spoon and funnel
- 1 used drink bottle
- ¼ cup baking soda (more is better)
- vinegar to taste (more is better)
- ¼ cup water/ to taste
Steps to make a simple experiment Bottle with a Balloon Blower
1. Prepare tools and materials for making balloon blowing bottles
2. Using a funnel, pour the baking soda into the balloon. If you don’t have a plastic funnel, you can make one out of thick paper, then pour the baking soda into a tablespoon a little at a time, then pour it into a bottle using the paper funnel.
3. Pour water into an used bottle. Put the vinegar in the bottle.
4. Tilt the bottle so that the baking soda does not pour into the bottle and attach the balloon carrying the baking soda to the mouth of the bottle.
5. After the mouth of the bottle is completely closed with the balloon, straighten and shake the balloon filled with baking soda. This step aims to mix baking soda with vinegar water solution in a bottle.
6. Be patient; a reaction will occur in the bottle. In the bottle, there was a hissing sound of gas. The balloon then steadily inflated, as if it were being inflated by a bottle filled with vinegar solution.
The more vinegar and baking soda solution you use, the bigger the balloon will expand due to the gas produced by the reaction between the vinegar and baking soda solution.
Why is it possible?
Carbon dioxide gas is created by the reaction between vinegar and baking acid. This gas is forced out of the bottle and into the balloon, gradually inflating it. Even though they appear to be having fun, this easy experiment can help children learn more about chemistry. Do you like to learn while having fun? Let’s try a few more experiments to gain more information.