Foundational Science

Foundational Science

Baking soda and vinegar are pretty frequently offered to the children in the Outdoor Classroom at Marvelously Made. The children always love this! They rush to the tables and work (almost frantically) to mix the two materials and observe the chemical reaction. We have offered this experience so many times and the children NEVER seem to tire of it.


This past week the baking soda and vinegar were offered every day in very large quantities as we tried our own experiment – will the children ever tire of this activity and, if not, how much baking soda and vinegar will it take to give them as much as they need as they work?

The conclusion? THEY NEVER TIRE OF IT and there is a need for an UNLIMITED AMOUNT OF BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR in order to meet the desire the children have to work with these materials.

I encourage you to try it at home; but be sure to get a membership to Costco or Sam’s first, because you are going to need mass quantities of baking soda and vinegar!

Tell us what you thought!