You Will Need ...
  1. Baking soda

  2. Vinegar

  3. Lemon Juice

  4. Salt

  5. Sugar

  6. Citric Acid (optional)

  7. Plastic cups

  8. Assorted candies - some sweet and some sour

  9. Checklist - found under the Stats tab above

  10. spoons

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Step 1: 

Download the checklist from the Stats tab above and gather the necessary items from your kitchen.

Step 2: 

Separate your candy into two general categories - sweets, like chocolate, and sours, like gummies and sweet tarts.  Stir two tablespoons of water into about 6 ounces of water.  Start by adding one of your sour candies to a small cup and then adding the baking soda solution.  Did it bubble?  Make a note of the reaction.

Step 3: 

Continue this process with some of your sweet candy.  Note what happens.  

Step 4: 

Finally, try mixing your raw ingredients with the baking soda - sugar, salt, citric acid, lemon juice.  By now you should have determined what causes bubbles when mixed with baking soda - and established the basic science between the combination of acids and bases.

Age: 
School-age
Tween
Teen
Adult
Senior
All Ages
Basic: 
Science
Craft Length: 
15 - 30 minutes
Difficulty: 
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Prep Time: 
5 - 10 minutes
Supervision: 
1 adult per 10 children