Homeschool Science: Glowing Volcano

homeschool science glowing volcano

Maybe you’ve made one or two or even five model volcanoes in your time, but have you ever made one that glows? This simple activity puts a fun twist on the classic science experiment Your kids are sure to love it! Here’s how it works:

What you need:

  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Glow in the dark paint
  • Dish soap
  • Tall glass

What to do:

  • Start by adding ½ cup of baking soda to your glass. Follow that with one teaspoon of your glow in the dark paint.
  • If you want the eruptions to last longer and happen slower, add a little bit of dish soap.
  • Pour in ½ cup of vinegar and watch as your glowing volcano explodes!
  • To see the glowing colors best, you’ll want to turn the lights off. You may also want to add multiple paint colors to make amazing rainbow volcanoes.

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