Science Birthday Party
Frankenworms Gummy Experiment
Mixing vinegar and baking soda causes an amazing chemical reaction! When combined, they form carbon dioxide gas. Watch this reaction in action by soaking gummy worms in baking soda, then placing them in vinegar. Carbon dioxide gas bubbles rise up through the vinegar and cause the worms to wiggle and come to "life."
- gummy worms
- 3 tablespoons baking soda
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 clear beakers
- Cut 4 gummy worms in half lengthwise to make them skinny.
- Place the skinny gummy worms in a beaker with 1 cup warm water and baking soda, and stir.
- Let sit for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Fill the second beaker with vinegar.
- Remove the worms from the baking soda mixture and carefully place them in the vinegar.
- Watch what happens as the gummy worms start to squirm and come to "life"!