Homeschool Science: Bubbling Snowman

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For a winter twist on a classic experiment, we’re going to be talking about bubbling snowmen. By mixing baking soda into the snow and adding vinegar, your kids will have a great time watching their snowman bubble and fizz as it melts. Don’t worry if you don’t have snow, we’ve got two ways for you to pull this experiment off. Check it out:

What you’ll need:

With snow -

  • A couple of handfuls of snow, depending on how big you want your snowman
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Tray or dish to hold your snowman

Without snow -

  • Ice cube tray or something similar
  • Water
  • And the rest of the ingredients from the list above

What to do:

  • If you’ve got snow you can ignore this step. If you don’t, go ahead and put water mixed with baking soda into your ice cube tray and freeze it. When it’s frozen, mash/shave/chip away at it until it’s as close to snow texture as you can get it.
  • If you’ve got snow, mix baking soda into it.
  • Build your snowman as big as you want on your tray or dish. Your child can even decorate it if they’d like. This will be a little harder with the homemade snow, but don’t worry if your snowman turns out looking more like a pile of snow.
  • Slowly pour some vinegar over the snowman and watch as it bubbles and melts.

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