Wednesday, February 15, 2012

When the Volcano Blow: Mini Volcanoes

So the last time we made a volcano, it turned out a little ghetto.  We didn't have a great bottle to use and we didn't have any baking soda.  We still had fun, but making a proper volcano has been on our list for a while.  So we decided to use a few of the thousand juice cleanse bottles mom saved and make some mini volcanoes.  We used our old snowflake playdough to build a nice mountain around mine -- Cami didn't want playdough on hers, which turned out to be a good way to watch the scientific reaction.  We followed the same recipe as last time (with the correct ingredients this time) and had a blast erupting them over and over again.  And we even added in our water beads at the end to see if they'd erupt out of the volcano.  They didn't, but it was cool to see in Cami's bottle that it was because the reaction occurred at the top of the liquid in the bottle and the water beads had actually sunk down below it.


Talking Thirty said...

So cool! Looks like you are making fun memories! You can also make a volcano with Alka-Seltzer tablets and water (put 2-4 tablets inside, then add water). I remember doing that with my Dad when I was younger. Just be careful not to let the kids drink it.

Kane and Cameron said...

What a good idea! And would use up some things around the house, which we love!