Balloon Blow-Up! With Pop-Rocks & Soda!

DO YOU HAVE A HARD TIME BLOWING-UP BALLOONS?

 

If you do, you are not the only one! The Wild Adventure Girls are back as they make science fun and exciting for kids of all ages! In this episode, Angelina, Annabella and Scarlett use an exciting and tasty way to blow up their balloons using candy and soda! Blowing up balloons can be hard, but if you add a little science and love having fun along the way, The Wild Adventure Girls make it exciting and easy!

 


So how does this experiment work? Let’s dive into science and learn about some of the cool ingredients it takes to make this experiment work!

What are Pop Rocks Made of?


Pop Rocks are a candy made of sugary goodness that is actually compacted with carbon dioxide. Each of the tiny little candy pebbles pop when they are broken because the carbon dioxide releases as a gas that is going to help blow up your balloon!


Why Be Nerdy and Add Nerds to the Soda?


Nerds are a candy made up of tiny little creatures that have no arms and always seem to be happy.  Once you open your box of Nerds you will see that they are colorful little crunchy sour candies. Since they are sour they will produce acid. This acid is what will form more bubbles in the soda making your balloon blow up faster and bigger!


Let's get started with what you need for “Balloon Blow Up”!!...

  1. Soda (the size is up to you!)
  2. Nerds for an added boost and of course Pop Rocks (make sure you get extra for snacking)!
  3. A Balloon.
  4. A Funnel to help you get the candy into the balloon!

Why does this experiment work? Mixing Pop Rocks with soda causes a physical reaction - not a chemical reaction. It is simple! The soda dissolves the candy and dropping Pop Rocks into soda causes the carbon dioxide which is already in the soda (that is what those fizzy bubbles in soda are made of) to release inside inflating the balloon!


So now that you know how it works, join in on the fun at home and laugh along with us so you too can have your own “Wild Adventure” with science!

Will Angelina, Annabella & Scarlett's balloon become so big it bursts full of Pop Rocks and Soda!?  Tune is to see what happens when The Wild Adventure girls explore the world of science and Sugar!


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Comments: 1
  • #1

    Nancy (Thursday, 07 January 2016 19:17)

    This was such a cool experiment! I can't wait to try this with my daughter!