- Sophie &Friends
Join Sophie for some sweet kitchen science. Using items found in most homes and candy Sophie explores the reactions caused by the combination of acids and bases.
Citric Acid (optional)
Assorted candies - some sweet and some sour
Checklist - found under the Stats tab above
Download the checklist from the Stats tab above and gather the necessary items from your kitchen.
Separate your candy into two general categories - sweets, like chocolate, and sours, like gummies and sweet tarts. Stir two tablespoons of baking soda into 6-8 ounces of water. Start by adding one of your sour candies to a small cup and then adding the baking soda solution. Did it bubble? Make a note of the reaction.
Continue this process with some of your sweet candy. Note what happens.
Finally, try mixing your raw ingredients with the baking soda - sugar, salt, citric acid, lemon juice. By now you should have determined what causes bubbles when mixed with baking soda - and established the basic science between the combination of acids and bases.