Easy Science: Make a Homemade Lava Lamp
School has just started and most parents and kids are getting back into the swing of school schedules. One way to really help your kiddies get back into learning-mode is to practice with them outside of the classroom as well. So for today’s blog we’re giving you a super fun and very easy science experiment that is sure to get any little student ready and excited to learn!
For your homemade lava lamp you will need:
- An empty bottle (we used a 1 liter bottle, but any size will work)
- Cooking oil
- Food coloring
- Alka Seltzer
First, fill the bottle about 1/4 of the way with water.
After the water is poured in, fill the rest of the bottle with cooking oil. It will be a bit shaken up at first, but let it settle and you will have a clear separation of water and oil.
Put 8 drops of food coloring in. We attempted to make a purple by mixing blue and red.
Drop in the Alka Seltzer and watch your creation go!
Do you have any experiments you have shared with your kids? Let us know!
Posted September 6, 2013