Designing a Device Utilizing a Balloon Filled with Carbon Dioxide

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Don't waste all that carbon dioxide. Scholars first produce carbon dioxide by mixing baking soda and vinegar. They measure the masses of the reactants and products to verify the law of conservation of mass. As a culminating activity, they design devices that make use of the carbon dioxide.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the client cards at the end of the resource to help groups brainstorm ideas
Classroom Considerations

  • Activity requires a variety of materials; see the resource for a complete list
  • Learners must be able to measure mass
  • Part of the STEM SLED Design series
Pros

  • Includes possible extension activities
  • Worksheets include data tables to record experimental results
Cons

  • None