for Middle School—6th, 7th and 8th grades.
In this activity students will work in groups to load three different balloons with different amounts of baking soda and fill three bottles with vinegar. When the balloons are inverted and the baking soda drops into the vinegar, students will make observations as the balloons self-inflate.
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This STEM Activity Challenge includes
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This activity will challenge students to work together in groups
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Each activity challenge will end with a real-world
research question, video, or activity. It is usually an extension of what the students just discovered and learned. The students will be involved, excited, and looking forward to future activity challenges in your classroom.
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