Science Experiment: Orange Fizz!
Check out this fun and easy science experiment you can try at home!
What You Need:
- An Orange or Clementine
- 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
What to do:
- Slice the orange or peel into sections
- Dip a slice into the baking soda
- Take a bite! You’ll feel the bubbling in your mouth!
What causes the fizz?!
- When you mix acids and bases together, it creates a reaction! Oranges, and other citrus fruits are filled with acid – don’t worry it’s safe acid! It’s what gives the fruits their sour taste. The baking soda is a base which is the opposite of an acid, and is also safe. When you mix an acid and the baking soda, it makes millions of carbon dioxide bubbles – the same gas we breathe out and also the stuff that makes soda fizz. (Be careful with the amount of baking soda you use – if you eat too much of it, you can get a tummy ache!)
You can also find a video of the experiment here.