Thursday, January 20, 2011
States of Matter: From Solid and Liquid to Gas
Put some baking soda into a balloon (you might want a funnel to do this). You might want to put some on a plate as well, so the students can observe it.
Pour some vinegar into a bottle. You might want to allow the students to watch you pour, so they can see how the vinegar flows and takes the shape of the bottle.
Place the balloon over the bottle, being careful not to dump the baking soda in at this point.
Lift up the balloon, so the solid pours into the liquid.
In a matter of moments, you'll have captured the third state of matter: a gas (carbon dioxide).