Baking Soda Vinegar Powered Boat STEMThis baking soda and vinegar powered boat was such a fun way to build and explore movement powered by science. My kiddos and a nephew built this boat using recycled materials, (a lot like we did last week with our evaporation experiment). This boat required a baking soda and vinegar reaction to power movement across water. It's the perfect outdoor STEM activity!
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My kids LOVE baking soda and vinegar reaction STEM activities. They've tried a rocket and volcano so I knew they would love this boat activity.
This recycled boat was pretty easy to put together. We a recycled used Styrofoam egg carton to cut a triangular shape. To that, we taped a plastic lid. We used two small pieces of straws and taped them to the back of the boat and coming from the lid. With that, our boat was ready for power.
Next, fill the lid with baking soda. We have this HUGE bag of baking soda and love it. The quantity is perfect for experiments that kids want to do over and over again.
We did this boat activity in a tub outside, but want to try it in a larger area like a baby pool very soon. One of the kids said we should build a cruise ship and make it go with baking soda and vinegar. I'll be sure to share how that project pans out ;)
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