Fizzy Ice Cubes Experiment

21 January 2022Seaton Science

Fizzy Ice Experiment

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Science experiments in general have many benefits for children. This fizzy ice cube experiment in particular provides the following benefits and makes it the perfect ice activity for preschoolers:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Observational skills
  • Communication and vocabulary
  • Concentration and focus
  • Critical thinking

Science Behind This Fizzy Science Experiment

The Science of the Chemical Reaction

When you mix vinegar and baking soda you will see a lot of bubbling and foaming. This is because a chemical reaction is happening between the baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), a base, and the vinegar (acetic acid), an acid. What you are seeing is an acid/base reaction. The reaction produces carbon dioxide gas (CO2) which is why you see all the bubbles.


Chemical Reactions (Changes)

Chemical reactions are a change in a substance that creates something new. It can´t go back (be changed) to its original form.

There are four main clues that a chemical change has occurred.

  1. There is a formation of gas (you see fizzing or bubbling).
  2. The reaction causes heat, light or smell (odour) to be emitted.
  3. You see a colour change.
  4. A solid is formed during the change.


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