Acids and Bases Lab Activity

Today is a great day to introduce the concept of acids and bases to your child! In this activity, you and your child will combine an acid and a base and then watch the reaction.

For this acids and bases lab activity, you’ll need:

White vinegar (the acid)

Seashell or piece of chalk (the base)

If using a seashell, make sure it isn’t one you’re sentimental about!

Caution: Mixing strong acids and bases (like bleach) with other substances can be dangerous. I recommend sticking to the substances listed above.


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