Have You Ever Tried Making a Snowflake Eruption?
Today The Wild Adventure Girls are going to mix science with Snowflake erupting fizziness! Well, sort of...
What is a snowflake eruption? Great question! Think of your classic “Volcano Eruption” experiment, only this time we are going to be using snowflakes instead of a volcano, and the fizzy bubbly eruption lasts so much longer.
So... How Does This Experiment Work?
We are so glad you asked! Let’s dive into science to see how this fizzy eruption takes place. For today’s Snowflake Eruption we will be using “baking soda” as one of the main ingredients for our snowflake. The baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is a base while the vinegar (acetic acid) is an acid. When mixed together they form acid which instantly breaks apart into water and carbon dioxide creating all the fizzy bubbliness as it escapes the solution.
Cool! So, How Do I Make Them?
This is where it gets fun! It is now time to mix a bit of science with snowflake erupting awesomeness. To make your own Fizzy Snowflake, we will need to combine a few ingredients...
What you need for your own “Snowflake Experiment.”
- Baking Soda
- Snowflake Molds (we found ours on Amazon)
A Tray or Dish for the Vinegar and Snowflakes
Glass Measuring Cup
Let’s get started! The first thing we are going to do is fill our snowflake molds with baking soda. Next, we are going to take a glass measuring cup, fill it up with water and then add a few drops of food coloring. Feel free to go wild and choose any color you like. Now that we have colored water, we are going to slowly pour our water over the baking soda in each snowflake mold. They key is to add enough water to reach the bottom of your mold, but not enough to make your baking soda runny.
Getting excited for the fizziness? Sweet, let’s keep going…
Once your mold is filled, you will need to take your hand and make sure your baking soda is packed down into the mold nice and tight, and then stick these fun little snowflakes into the freezer for two hours.
Brr, it's getting cold in here...
Now that your snowflakes are cold and ready, it’s time to make an epic snowflake eruption! To do this, we are going to take our tray and fill it up about an inch with vinegar. Then we are going to take a snowflake and drop it into our vinegar and watch the super fun, fizzy reaction!
So, now that you know how it works, we invite you to join the fun and watch The Wild Adventure Girls as they show you how to make a “Fizzy Snowflake Science Experiment.”
Will Angelina, Annabella and Scarlett become mesmerized by the bubbly snowflakes they forget to finish filming this episode? Tune is to see what happens when The Wild Adventure girls explore the world of science and snowflakes!
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