Halloween Science Activities

Not-so-Spooky Halloween Ghost Science Experiment

Kids will go nuts over this simple, flying ghost science experiment that combines a halloween activity for kids with some halloween science too. All you need are a few simple materials to try this spooky science experient that uses baking soda and vinegar to demonstarte a chemical reaction while have some silly fun. These pumpkin activities are perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders to try in October.

Kids will go nuts over this simple, flying ghost science experiment that combines a halloween activity for kids with some halloween science too. All you need are a few simple materials to try this spooky science experient that uses baking soda and vinegar to demonstarte a chemical reaction while have some silly fun. These pumpkin activities are perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders to try in October. 

Flying Ghost Science Experiment

I love sneaking in some fun, engaging Halloween experiments to our regular learning in October. Kids stay more engaged and eager to learn when we mix October activities with a simple ghost experiment. This halloween activity for preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4 students is sure to delight your students. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler Рyou will love the impressive WOW moment with this chemistry experiment for elementary age students.

All you need for theis fun halloween activity are a few simple materials you may already have on hand: Baking soda white distilled vinegar empty water bottle funnel (optional) white balloon black sharpie marker

Halloween Science Experiment

All you need for theis fun halloween activity are a few simple materials you may already have on hand:

  • Baking soda
  • white distilled vinegar
  • empty water bottle
  • funnel (optional)
  • white balloon
  • black sharpie marker

First, fill the water bottle up with 1/2 - 1 cup of white vinegar.

Spooky Science Experiment

First, fill the water bottle up with 1/2 – 1 cup of white vinegar.

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Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment

Next, blow up the balloon so you can draw a silly or spooky ghost face on each balloon with the permanent marker .

Then, fill the balloon with 3-4 tablespoons of baking soda. I used a funnel to get the baking soda into the balloon without too much spillage.

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Carefully stretch the balloon over the mouth of the water bottle without letting any get in the bottle yet. When you are ready, lift the balloon so that it’s completely vertical which will dump all the baking soda inside into the vinegar.

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Watch as the mixture inthe bottle begins to get white, fizzy, and begins pushing up highter and highter in the jar.

Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment

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As the chemical reaction occurs between the acid and base, carbon dioxide results. The CO2 air has no where to go so it pushes up out of the bottle into the balloon and begins filling the balloon.

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The balloon will keep inflating making a super cute instant ghost. The ghost will continue to inflate until the chemical reaction of the material provided is exhausted.

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So what is happening here? The baking soda and vinegar explanation is simple:

When baking soda is mixed with vinegar, something new is formed. The mixture quickly foams up with carbon dioxide gas. If enough vinegar is used, all of the baking soda can be made to react and disappear into the vinegar solution. … Sodium bicarbonate and acetic acid reacts to carbon dioxide, water and sodium acetate.

Halloween Activities for Kids

Halloween Science

You can do just halloween balloon, or several to make a whole group of spooky ghosts. This is such a fun, engaging way for kids to learn a little about chemical reactions with a fun WOW moment.

Kids will go nuts over this simple, flying ghost science experiment that combines a halloween activity for kids with some halloween science too. All you need are a few simple materials to try this spooky science experient that uses baking soda and vinegar to demonstarte a chemical reaction while have some silly fun. These pumpkin activities are perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders to try in October. 

This halloween experiment is so quick and easy you can add it to any halloween theme or a quick science activity during October.

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Kindergarten Worksheets and Games. As a busy mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Browse through more than 200,000 pages of FREE worksheets & educational activities for kindergartners! Plus don't miss her other sites www.123homeschool4me.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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