An Automotive Science Project to Try with the Kids: Baking Soda Car!

Last week, we talked a bit about understanding the terms used to measure efficiency in electric cars. If you're still looking for eco-friendly alternative fuel sources, could baking soda and vinegar be the next big thing?

The baking soda car isn't a new addition to Ford's green lineup—it's a fun science experiment to try with your kids (or kids-at-heart).

The chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar creates gas (as in solid, liquid, gas—not petroleum) and frothy foam, enough to power a toy car made from an empty soda bottle. Just decorate a plastic bottle with rolling wheels, cut a hole in the bottle cap to allow the gas to escape, then add the baking soda and vinegar. The reaction propels the toy car forward as gas is forced out of the small hole in the cap.

Looking for more family fun? Our new Ford inventory is full of family-friendly sedans, crossovers, and SUVs. Stop by and test one out!

Categories: New Inventory, Green

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