DIY

Using Only A Water Bottle, Baking Soda, And Vinegar, You Can Power A Toy Car

Johanna is a writer who lives, works, and volunteers in New York.

Chemistry was one of my favorite subjects in school, and my favorite days were when we got to break out the beakers and perform cool experiments, which resulted in crazy chemical reactions.

Using those same innovative concepts, Ford Science In A Snap is teaching kids to love these awesome reactions, too, along with all the science behind them.

By providing the right opportunities and resources, we can inspire more kids to become innovators, problem solvers, and big dreamers.

So naturally, they are using cars to inspire kids to get excited about STEAM principles — science, technology, engineering, art and math — in ways that focus on merging the arts and sciences.

By making this baking soda and vinegar powered car, kids are also learning how different materials can be mixed together to create a product that is greater than some of its parts.

It also kicks their engineering interests into gear — who knew you could create a little moving car using a water bottle, some bottle caps, and a few wooden dowels?

This project couldn’t be easier, and you will get a kick out watching their faces when the car begins to move by itself.

Check out the video below on how to make this easy chemical-reaction car: it will definitely get your kids excited for future science experiments.

And don’t forget to SHARE on Facebook with other families who have little scientists.

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