DIY Quick and Easy Lava Lamp Making for Kids

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My Very First Lava Lamp Attempt

Before you get started read through all of the information first, then gather all of the materials you need, then go through the instructions slowly. Remember this is a fun and learning project at the same time, so enjoy each and every moment of it.

Lava lamps hold a special place in pop culture history, but there is a lot of science that we can learn from them, too. With the Bubbling Lava Lamp, you’ll learn how to make a homemade, kid-safe lava lamp using materials right in your home. With a soda bottle, oil and water, and a secret ingredient that makes the whole thing fizz, bubble, and erupt, you’ll have a colorful concoction you will love.

 

Materials
  • Clean, plastic soda bottle, glass, jar, or Baby Soda Bottle Test Tube
  • Soda bottle cap
  • Vegetable oil (the cheaper the better)
  • Food coloring
  • Alka-Seltzer tablet or Fizzy Tablets
  • Flashlight
  • Water

– See more at: http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/bubbling-lava-lamp#sthash.LW6JHRfr.dpuf

There are lots of resources that we could have shared with you but we found this one by Steve Spangler Science to be really good.

Lava lamps hold a special place in pop culture history, but there is a lot of science that we can learn from them, too. With the Bubbling Lava Lamp, you’ll learn how to make a homemade, kid-safe lava lamp using materials right in your home. With a soda bottle, oil and water, and a secret ingredient that makes the whole thing fizz, bubble, and erupt, you’ll have a colorful concoction you will love.

Materials
  • Clean, plastic soda bottle, glass, jar, or Baby Soda Bottle Test Tube
  • Soda bottle cap
  • Vegetable oil (the cheaper the better)
  • Food coloring
  • Alka-Seltzer tablet or Fizzy Tablets
  • Flashlight
  • Water

– See more at: http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/bubbling-lava-lamp#sthash.LW6JHRfr.dpuf

Lava lamps hold a special place in pop culture history, but there is a lot of science that we can learn from them, too. With the Bubbling Lava Lamp, you’ll learn how to make a homemade, kid-safe lava lamp using materials right in your home. With a soda bottle, oil and water, and a secret ingredient that makes the whole thing fizz, bubble, and erupt, you’ll have a colorful concoction you will love.

Materials
  • Clean, plastic soda bottle, glass, jar, or Baby Soda Bottle Test Tube
  • Soda bottle cap
  • Vegetable oil (the cheaper the better)
  • Food coloring
  • Alka-Seltzer tablet or Fizzy Tablets
  • Flashlight
  • Water

– See more at: http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/bubbling-lava-lamp#sthash.LW6JHRfr.dpuf

Lava lamps hold a special place in pop culture history, but there is a lot of science that we can learn from them, too. With the Bubbling Lava Lamp, you’ll learn how to make a homemade, kid-safe lava lamp using materials right in your home. With a soda bottle, oil and water, and a secret ingredient that makes the whole thing fizz, bubble, and erupt, you’ll have a colorful concoction you will love.

Materials
  • Clean, plastic soda bottle, glass, jar, or Baby Soda Bottle Test Tube
  • Soda bottle cap
  • Vegetable oil (the cheaper the better)
  • Food coloring
  • Alka-Seltzer tablet or Fizzy Tablets
  • Flashlight
  • Water

– See more at: http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/bubbling-lava-lamp#sthash.LW6JHRfr.dpuf

Lava lamps hold a special place in pop culture history, but there is a lot of science that we can learn from them, too. With the Bubbling Lava Lamp, you’ll learn how to make a homemade, kid-safe lava lamp using materials right in your home. With a soda bottle, oil and water, and a secret ingredient that makes the whole thing fizz, bubble, and erupt, you’ll have a colorful concoction you will love.

 

Materials
  • Clean, plastic soda bottle, glass, jar, or Baby Soda Bottle Test Tube
  • Soda bottle cap
  • Vegetable oil (the cheaper the better)
  • Food coloring
  • Alka-Seltzer tablet or Fizzy Tablets
  • Flashlight
  • Water

– See more at: http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/bubbling-lava-lamp#sthash.LW6JHRfr.dpuf

Lava lamps hold a special place in pop culture history, but there is a lot of science that we can learn from them, too. With the Bubbling Lava Lamp, you’ll learn how to make a homemade, kid-safe lava lamp using materials right in your home. With a soda bottle, oil and water, and a secret ingredient that makes the whole thing fizz, bubble, and erupt, you’ll have a colorful concoction you will love.

 

Materials
  • Clean, plastic soda bottle, glass, jar, or Baby Soda Bottle Test Tube
  • Soda bottle cap
  • Vegetable oil (the cheaper the better)
  • Food coloring
  • Alka-Seltzer tablet or Fizzy Tablets
  • Flashlight
  • Water

– See more at: http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/bubbling-lava-lamp#sthash.LW6JHRfr.dpuf

“Lava lamps hold a special place in pop culture history, but there is a lot of science that we can learn from them, too. With the Bubbling Lava Lamp, you’ll learn how to make a homemade, kid-safe lava lamp using materials right in your home. With a soda bottle, oil and water, and a secret ingredient that makes the whole thing fizz, bubble, and erupt, you’ll have a colorful concoction you will love.

Materials

Clean, plastic soda bottle, glass, jar, or Baby Soda Bottle Test Tube
Soda bottle cap
Vegetable oil (the cheaper the better)
Food coloring
Alka-Seltzer tablet or Fizzy Tablets
Flashlight
Water

Experiment

Fill the bottle 3/4 full with vegetable oil.
Fill the rest of the bottle with water (almost to the top but not overflowing).
Add about 10 drops of food coloring. Be sure to make the water fairly dark in color. Notice that the food coloring only colors the water and not the oil. Hmmm…
Divide the Alka-Seltzer tablet into 8 pieces.
Drop one of the tiny pieces of Alka-Seltzer into the oil and water mixture. Watch what happens. When the bubbling stops, add another chunk of Alka-Seltzer. It’s just like a lava lamp!
If you want to make it even more “lave-like,” put your bottle on a flashlight and turn the room lights off.
When you have used up all of the Alka-Seltzer and the bubbling has completely stopped, screw on the soda bottle cap. Tip the bottle back and forth and watch a wave appear. The tiny droplets of liquid join together to make one big lava-like blob.”

For the rest of the information
visit http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/bubbling-lava-lamp

Summary:

You can experiment with the colors and each time you use a different color it will be a completley different experience. This is going to keep the kids busy for awhile, but if you see that boredom is beginning to settle in then here as a little extra surprise to dazzle them with

The Bottled Tornado

 

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