Homeschool Science: Ice Volcanoes

Homeschool Science: Ice Volcanoes

ice volcano

Looking for a fun homeschool science activity? Look no further. This icy twist on the classic volcano experiment is messy, but absolutely fun for kids. Watch as the chemical reaction turns a block of ice into an erupting volcano! Here’s how it works:

What you need:

  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Vinegar
  • Food coloring
  • Small bowls
  • Golf ball
  • Plastic wrap

What to do:

  • Take the golf ball and place it in the bowl. Line the bowl with plastic wrap, over top of the ball, so that the plastic comes up over the sides of the bowl.
  • Fill the bowl with ⅓ baking soda and ⅔ water. Add food coloring. Make sure the mixture completely covers the ball.
  • Freeze the mixture until it is solid. Let the volcano thaw a little and pull the plastic wrap until it pops out of the bowl. Pry out the golf ball and pull the plastic wrap off of your volcano.
  • Pour vinegar into the center of the volcano and watch it erupt!

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