Amazing Fire Snake


The black snake experiment – When the baking soda gets hot, it makes carbon dioxide gas. The pressure from this gas pushes the carbonate from the burning sugar out of the sand, producing the “black snakes”

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  1. I got very disappointing results on first try. Got a little better response when I used powdered sugar. Still no cohesive snake created, just pea-sized bumps.Bub

  2. I am doing the black snake experiment with my friend for the science project at school. Will it work?? Can you give me more advice since a lot of people didn’t work??

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