This experiment was taken from the book The book of entirely Irresponsible science by Sean Connolly. Please view attached procedure.

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Which vinegar will have the loudest explosion, regular, white alcohol or balsamic vinegar?

Independent variable:

The change is the different species of vinegar.

Dependent Variable:

I"m measuring exactly how loud the bang will pop.


My forecast is that the white wine is going to have the loudest pop.


Balsamic 86 D B AWhite Wine: nothing – The bag no pop.Normal 90


We yes, really can"t say. It to be inconclusive since the white alcohol vinegar bag bomb didn"t explode.

a ziploc sandwich baga sheet of paper towel1 ½ tablespoons baking soda½ cup vinegar½ cup warmth wateradapted measuring spoonsadapted measure up cups
This experiment will work only if her sandwich bag has no holes. Test the bag through half-filling it with water, zipping it shut, and transforming it upside under over the sink.If no water leaks out, you space fine. Empty the end the test water.Tear a sheet of file towel right into a square measuring around 6 customs by 6 inches.Pour the baking soda ~ above the facility of the document towel, then fold the towel into an “envelope” v the powder inside it.Pour the vinegar and warm water right into the bag.Then, carefully but quickly, include the document towel “envelope” to the bag and seal it.Shake the bag a little, then put it ~ above the ground and stand back.The bag will certainly inflate and then pop through a to solve bang.Measure exactly how loud the bang is utilizing the application for measuring volume in decibels top top the iPad in dBA and also record the measurement.Repeat procedures 3- 9 through balsamic vinegar and also record her measurement.Repeat procedures 3-9 utilizing white wine vinegar and record your measurement.Compare your results.

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It would certainly be possible to use other kinds that vinegar than those used. 


Notes on experimental error: The white wine vinegar bag bomb didn"t explode - possibly due to the fact that the bag wasn"t closed quickly enough and gas escaped.

The Sandwich Bag Bomb procedure.doc

NGSS Standards:

Plan and conduct an examination individually and collaboratively to produce data to offer as the communication for evidence, and in the design: decide on types, how much, and accuracy the data essential to produce reliable measurements and also consider constraints on the precision of the data (e.g., variety of trials, cost, risk, time), and refine the style accordingly. (HS-ESS2-5)