Shaving cream + baking soda= SNOW! This snow activity welcomes winter the STEM way and works any time of year!
Yes, you read that right! A simple chemical reaction occurs when you mix baking soda and shaving cream, forming a number of new substances – sodium stearate, carbon dioxide and water – that look and feel like snow! The snow feels cold because the chemical reaction causes the liquid in the shaving cream to evaporate.