We shared a volcano experiment for preschoolchildren. You can try this experiment for children who are wondering how to make a volcano at home.
With a few materials available at home, you can satisfy your children’s curiosity and do the project for preschool children with them. You can also train your child with the exploding volcano experiment. Help them do experiments like this to improve themselves and experiment together.
After completing a few necessary materials below, we begin the construction of a volcano experiment.
Watching the homemade volcano erupt is an exciting experience for young children. They also have the chance to learn by watching the astonishing power of geological formations.
Making your own homemade volcano is really simple, and the basic materials you can find around you are enough for that.
We set out to build our own homemade volcano.
WHAT WILL YOU NEED?
You will need an empty plastic bottle (1 l), paper cut into strips, glue, duct tape, plus a bowl to mix water and adhesive.
You need soda, red and green (or orange) food coloring and white vinegar to get lava like a real volcano.
To make a simple volcano shape, we cut the middle of the plastic bottle and attach it to both ends with duct tape. To give our volcano a pyramid/mountain shape, we roll the newspaper in the form of a tube, wrap it around the base of the plastic bottle, and then secure it with tape.
Time to act: We are building our volcano with newspaper pulp, which we obtain by immersing newspaper strips in the glue-water mixture. We fold a small piece of newspaper into the bottle’s mouth, but then make sure there’s enough space to add soda and vinegar.
Tip: Keep old hand cloths or clothes at hand to clean children’s hands.
When the pulp dries, it’s time to bpn the volcano. We watched a few videos on YouTube about volcanoes and decided that the volcano should be black, dark gray and a little brown. While we were waiting for our paint to dry, we tested how much soda and vinegar we needed for our homemade volcano. To give you an idea, we mixed 4 tablespoons of soda and a teacup vinegar with a little red and yellow food dyes, and the result was good!
When you’re about to pour the soda with the help of a funnel and add the vinegar… You have to be very fast to get the funnel. It’s better if someone stands ready to pick up the funnel while pouring the vinegar.
When soda and vinegar react, our homemade volcano erupts and bubbling. Homemade volcano making gives children a sense of pride, ownership and success at the end of a fun and simple process.
We’ve learned new things and used basic skills to get a hell of a blast. We tried the explosion exactly three times!
SOME FACTS ABOUT VOLCANOES: