Fizzy Fun

May 14, 2020  |   Science, Experiment, Hershey's Lab

Curious about chemistry and chemical reactions?

Abbigale Whitfield explores how common household items react when combined in this experience from the Amazeum Hershey's Lab. 

Materials | Supplies

  • lemon juice, vinegar, water, hand soap, fruit juices
  • ice tray
  • yogurt cups, bowls, cups, baking tray
  • baking soda
  • 1/2 tablespoon measuring spoon
  • food coloring (optional)

Concepts Explored

  • chemistry
  • chemical reactions
  • observation
  • experimentation
  • measurement

Discovery Starters

Why do you think freezing changes the reaction times? 

Did the liquids react like you predicted? Why or Why not?

What do the liquids that caused the fizzy reaction have in common?

Explore Further

Try this experiment with other items in your house like fruity Icebreakers or other candy pieces. What reactions do you notice? Are they the same as with the frozen juices?

Some chemical reactions can be dangerous, so only explore with a parent present. 

Additional Resources

Amazeum YOU Activity Guide Fizzy Fun

Amazeum YOU Activities Sweet Speedway | Soap Factory