OOSC 14/02/20

Children had fun taking part in balloon and baking soda science experiment. First we filled the container (plastic bottle) with vinegar, then we used the funnel and teaspoon to add baking soda to the balloon.

Then we attached balloon to container making sure we had a good seal. Afterwards we lifted up the balloon to dump the baking soda into the container of vinegar and we watched the balloon filling up.

The science, behind this balloon baking soda experiment, is the chemical reaction between the base {baking soda} and the acid {vinegar}. When the two ingredients mix together the balloon gets it’s lift! That lift is the result of the gas produced from two ingredients – carbon dioxide or CO2. As the gas tries to leave the plastic container, it goes up into the balloon because of the tight seal. As the gas has nowhere to go and is pushing against the balloon it inflates it! Similarly, we exhale carbon dioxide when we blow up balloons.

Some children celebrated Valentine’s Day with fun craft activity – creating their own Valentine’s cards.

As every week children enjoyed our usual activities like drawing, colouring in, playing with dolls, cars and creating amazing constructions from plus plus blocks.