Fizzy lemonade

Fizzy lemonade

If life gives you lemons...

make lemonade!

What you need:

  • 2 lemons
  • Cold water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (this will make the lemonade sweet. If you don't want it too sweet, use less sugar)
  • Glass
  • Spoon
  • Ice (optional)

This mixture makes one glass. Increase the amount of ingredients to make more.

How to:

  1. Squeeze the lemons into a glass. Try to squeeze as much juice as possible.
  2. Pour in an equal amount of cold water.
  3. Stir in a teaspoon of baking soda.
  4. Stir in the sugar if you want sweet lemonade and add the ice if you're using it.

What's happening?

Baking soda is an alkaline. Lemon juice is an acid. When you add the two together, aN acid-base reaction happens. The reaction gives off carbon dioxide, which produces bubbles.

Experiment with adding more or less baking soda, to get the fizziness just right.