Science Learning Tray

BY ON May 18, 2014
Science Learning Tray Exploring Bir Carbonate Soda and Vinegar with colour


This Science Learning Tray Activity is a bit of fun for children to explore Bi-Carbonate Soda (baking soda) and Coloured Vinegar.

The reaction between these two properties is always exciting to watch and kids will have fun adding different coloured vinegar to the experiment.  It is a great way to encourage scientific thinking and skills.


What you will need?

Bi-Carbonate Soda and Vinegar Experiment


You will need a dropper, white vinegar, bi-carbonate soda, food colouring, containers to hold the different coloured vinegar and an activity tray.


Let’s Play

Science Experiements Ideas for toddlers and kids


Some Ideas:

  • Mix different colours together to make new colours.
  • Touch and feel the mixture, is it soft or is it hard?
  • Talk about what it looks like, sounds like and smells like.
  • Use describing words such as fizzing, erupting like a volcano and bubbling.


Let’s Learn

Science Ideas for Kids using bi-carbonate soda and vinegar


Learning Opportunities

  • Language development: Using descriptive words to express ideas and opinions.
  • Make connections with real life experiences.
  • Promote scientific thinking: predictions, observations, comparison, reasoning, data gathering, experimentation and evaluation
  • Hand-Eye Coordination and Control
  • Cause and Effect
  • Concentration


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5 Responses to “Science Learning Tray”

  1. sarah says:

    Hi. I wanted to know if you compacted the baking soda together making it flat or not

  2. sally says:

    how old should be child that do it?

    • janice Janice Davis says:

      Hi Sally, thank you for your question. All children are different and I feel that different activities depend on the developmental needs of the child. Some children are ready for some activities while others may not. It is a decision that I feel will need to be made by the parent or carer based on their knowledge of the child. Hope this helps and good luck! :)

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