Make a Homemade Volcano

homemade experiment
Kids love to make a homemade volcano and they'll want  to do it over and over again. 

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Homemade Volcano Project

  1. Make volcano out of clay dough and let dry overnight or bake according to the directions. You can find a recipe for playdough or clay dough.
    homemade experiment
  2. Place 2 teaspoons of baking soda in the bottom.
  3. Predict what you think will happen before you add vinegar.
  4. Pour 2 teaspoons vinegar in the volcano.

Homemade Volcano Video

The mixture of the baking soda and vinegar forms a gas that raises up and out of the volcano.

We use baking soda in cooking, such as baking cakes and cookies. The baking soda makes baked goods rise because the bubbles burst in the heat.

Easy Science Project

You don't need to make a volcano to do this experiment, it just makes it more fun. You can just use a glass placed in a bowl.
baking soda vinegar in a glass

Coca Cola Experiment

by Annika (Vanderhoof B,C) What you will need:
  • 2 L bottle of Coke
  • 1 pack of Mentos
Warning: Please do this experiment outdoors because it may make a mess!

Open your 2L bottle of Coke without spilling. Add the whole pack of Mentos inside the Coke. Watch as it makes a Volcano of Coke!!! Loads of fun for the whole Family.

Volcano Making Kits

Buy a kit to create your own homemade volcano
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