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Daybreak's 'At Home Science': Chemical reactions

With the kids home from school all week, Daybreak is supplying at-home fun and learning through science experiments. Tuesday features chemical reactions!

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Trying to find something to do with the kids to keep them happy and busy at home, and maybe even teach them something, too? Daybreak is here to help!

All week long, WGRZ's Melissa Holmes unveils a series of science experiments using items you'd likely find in your home right now. 

Monday's experiment taught the kids how to make a raw egg bounce and glow simply using vinegar! Watch it here.

Tuesday's experiment teaches them about chemical reactions with a balloon.

You need baking soda, vinegar, an empty bottle and a balloon.

Let the kids spoon some baking soda into the balloon. One person can hold it open and the other can spoon it in.

Pour vinegar in the empty bottle (about a third to half full). Twist the balloon so the baking soda doesn't fall out. Then stretch the balloon over the top of the bottle.

Then dump the baking soda into the vinegar and it will create a chemical reaction which will fill up the balloon.

You can also try it with a glove on a jar or bottle with a bigger opening. 

To avoid a mess, hold the balloon or the glove securely on the bottle.

Experiments coming up:

Wednesday - Marshmallow Catapult

Thursday - Homemade Lava Lamp

Friday - Ice cream in a bag