Climate Status Investigations: CO2 and Mass

CSI: Climate Status Investigations; The Keystone Center

This activity, designed for grades 5-8, poses the question, does CO2 have mass? In this activity, students will use baking soda and vinegar to produce CO2 and trap it in a balloon. After puncturing the balloon, students will notice that mass has been lost.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric gases
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Climate Literacy Principles: Complex Interactions:Greenhouse Gases, Carbon Cycle
Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science