Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts: A Valentine’s Gift With Science

The latest Praxis ‘Science Smarts’ column.

Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts Column

February 12, 2022

The latest Praxis ‘Science Smarts’ column in the Medicine Hat News (February 12). The article may also be found in the Medicine Hat News at or via PressReader at

A Valentine’s Gift With Science

Patty Rooks

Time is running out if you are going to get your special Valentine a gift…just in case you cannot make it out to the store, I thought I could share a thoughtful gift to give that someone special in your life!

Let’s get started!

Remember to ask an adult before doing this experiment.


  • Empty 500mL water bottle
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Balloon (preferably red or pink to go with the occasion)
  • Permanent marker
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Funnel


  1. Take the balloon and write a special message on it with the marker. I know it may be difficult to see right now, but JUST wait.
  2. This will be a…

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Author: Lochsloidh - McFarlane

Retired science/biology teacher.

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