KSAT Kids Home Science: Balloon experiment with candy and soda

Use Pop Rocks and Nerds to see a cool reaction!

Are you looking for something fun to do at home that has a little bit of science behind it? Well, check out this awesome at-home experiment.

SAN ANTONIO – Hello parents, teachers and students!

Are you looking for something fun to do at home that has a little bit of science behind it?

Well, check out this awesome at-home experiment from Learn - Play - Imagine and Steve Spangler Science Lab that uses soda, Pop Rocks, Nerds, and balloons.

So why exactly do you think the balloon expands? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Be sure to check out GMSA@9 on Wednesday when Meteorologist Kaiti Blake does the experiment and explains the science behind it or click on the video player above.

Balloon Experiment with candy and soda

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • soda
  • Pop Rocks
  • Nerds
  • balloons
  • paper towels

Procedure/Instructions:

  • Attach a balloon to the mouth of a funnel and pour the candy into the balloon.
  • Next attach the balloon to a soda bottle. 12 ounce bottles were used for the experiment. Be careful to not let any of the candy spill into the soda while you are attaching it.
  • Once the balloon is securely on the soda bottle shake the contents of the balloon into the soda.

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About the Authors:

Kaiti Blake is a child weather-geek-turned-meteorologist. A member of the KSAT Weather Authority, Kaiti is a co-host of the Whatever the Weather video podcast. After graduating from Texas Tech University, Kaiti worked at WJTV 12 in Jackson, Mississippi and KTAB in Abilene.

Ben Spicer is a digital journalist who works the early morning shift for KSAT.