MAKE YOUR OWN COUNT POPULA! (6-12 YRS)

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Prepare for Halloween with this fun Count Popula experiment! See if you can blow up your own balloon Dracula without touching it? *PLEASE NOTE: THIS EXPERIMENT IS SUITABLE FOR 6-12 YRS. AN ADULT MUST BE PRESENT AND SUPERVISE CHILDREN AT ALL TIMES*

YOU WILL NEED:

Small plastic bottle

Citric Acid

Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate

Teaspoon scoop

Balloon

Funnel (or piece of paper)

Water

Black felt

White felt

Red felt

Glue

Black permanent pen

 

STEP 1

Start off by making Dracula. Using black, white, and red felt, make an outfit similar to the image above. Use the black felt to cut out a cape and glue to the back of the bottle. Cut an oval out of white felt to make a shirt and finally cut a small red bow tie and stick to the top of the white felt.

STEP 2

On a balloon, draw Dracula’s face with a black permanent pen.

STEP 3

Using a funnel, add 1 teaspoon of citric acid to the bottle. Next, use the funnel to add 1 teaspoon of Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate.

STEP 4

Stretch the balloon over the mouth of the bottle and let the baking soda fall into the water mixture in the bottle. Watch your Count Pop-ula expand! *To avoid mess, try this step outside*

 

THE METHOD BEHIND THE EXPERIMENT

Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate and citric acid mixture creates a gas, carbon dioxide, which fills the balloon!

 

*PLEASE NOTE: THIS EXPERIMENT IS SUITABLE FOR 6-12 YRS. AN ADULT MUST BE PRESENT AND SUPERVISE CHILDREN AT ALL TIMES*

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