Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Making a Model Volcano

One day over fall break last month my daughters and I pulled out their "science box", which is a box filled with science experiments, and set out to do some science.  They pulled out the Smithsonian kit which contains 6 different science experiment activities.  Prior to this day they had already completed the Dino Dig activity.  Today they decided to do the volcano activity.

The volcano activity in this kit provides a set of materials to make a mini volcano structure and then use baking soda and vinegar to create a mini volcano eruption.  Here's the volcano after construction.

The next step was adding in some food coloring to enhance the effect.

And finally the video!!!

So yeah, the reaction wasn't the greatest, but the my kids had a blast making the structure and testing it out!  It occupied them with science for a full hour, so can't complain with that!

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