Junior Scientist

Hi, everyone! My name is Isla and I am this week’s “Junior Scientist“. For my science experiment, I decided to do something involving balloons. I call it “Amazing Inflation!” Make sure you ask for your parent’s permission before att.empting this.



  1. Baking Soda
  2. Vinegar
  3. Balloons
  4. Bottle/Container
  5. Funnel


  1. Pour vinegar into your bottle/container until it is approximately half of the way full
  2. Stretch the top of the balloon.
  3. Using a funnel put 1 and a half teaspoons of baking soda into the balloon.
  4. Stretch the balloon with the baking soda over the top of the bottle/container with the vinegar in it.
  5. Lift the balloon up so all of the baking soda is tipped into the bottle/container for the full chemical reaction.
  6. Slowly the balloon will start inflating.

3 thoughts on “Junior Scientist

  1. Thanks for sharing this experiment with us Isla. If only I had seen this a few weeks ago when I had to blow up a whole packet of balloons for my daughter’s birthday.

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