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Exploding Baggie FREE Science Resource

I love asking students to make a prediction on what will happen in a science experiment. If you are a teacher, you are already familiar with the prediction, “It will explode!” This is a common prediction for upper elementary students. In this experiment, the students will finally be correct!

Directions for Exploding Baggie

Start with a baggie and put 1/2 cup of vinegar in it.

Seal it and set it in a baking pan.

exploding baggie

Next, take 1 tablespoon of baking soda and wrap it in a tissue.

baking soda and vinegar experiment

baking soda science experiment

Now carefully open the baggie and place the packet of baking soda in the baggie. Hang on to it so it does not yet touch the vinegar. Seal the baggie carefully.

If you have not made a prediction yet, now is the time to make one!

Shake the baggie for a few seconds so that the packet falls into the vinegar. Let the baggie rest in the baking pan and observe.

Exploding Baggie Experiment

This is what is included in your FREE Exploding Baggie Experiment. Two labs and follow-up pages using simple ingredients like baking soda and vinegar. This free resource includes two labs using vinegar and baking soda. One is the exploding baggie and the other inflates a balloon. Students will love these easy and fun labs. Students will learn that when a chemical reaction occurs, gas can be produced. Chemical reactions are fun and interesting. 

Exploding Baggie Experiment

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I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!

 
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I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!   Science and Engineering Practices Distance Education Unit
The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!

 
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2016-05-03T18:07:52-06:00

Richard S

The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!   Structure and Function NGSS 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2
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As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.   Age of the Earth and Geologic Time Scale NGSS MS ESS1-4
Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.

 
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Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.   Honey Bee Digital Escape Distance Learning
My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.

 
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Heidi J

My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.   Compare and Contrast Two Texts on Reindeer
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