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How To Make A Vinegar Volcano - A Simple Science Project

Updated on July 15, 2014

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On this page you will see how you can make your own vinegar volcano. If you are looking for a Science project, then you can try this simple fun Science experiment. Not only is this Science experiment apt for children, but also for adults who love to learn new stuff every other day. Learn how you can make your own vinegar volcano by undertaking these step-by-step instructions. For children, it is always recommended to do Science experiments under the guidance of an adult.

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Your Own Volcano Making Kit

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If you want to make your own volcano, then this is the kit for you! The extra things you might need would be vinegar and baking soda and you are all set to make your volcano erupt. Suitable for kids 7 years and up, this would be a nice addition to a Science project. A reommended buy. Also available for a nice discount at Amazon.

 

Things You Will Need

In order to make your own vinegar volcano, you will need -

  1. A large sheet of card.
  2. A pair of scissors.
  3. Some tape.
  4. A small funnel.
  5. Small plastic bottles (2 Nos.)
  6. Vinegar
  7. Food coloring
  8. Bicarbonate of soda
  9. Washing liquid
  10. A large plate
  11. One pencil.
  12. A tablespoon
  13. One teaspoon.

Step 1

Draw a shape as shown below on a large sheet of card. Be sure that the shape is big enough such that it fits around the bottle.

Step 2

Cut the shape out from the large sheet of paper and bend it into a cone shape. Using the tape, you can make sure that the shape stays as it is.

Step 3

Fill one of the bottles one-third with vinegar. You can use the funnel to fill the vinegar into the bottle. After that, add few drops of food coloring and one tablespoon of washing liquid.

Step 4

Keep the second bottle on top of a plate. Into this, add around 3 tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda using the funnel. Set the cone shape on top of this bottle. While placing the cone shape, make sure that the opening of the cone shape is on level with the opening of the bottle.

Step 5

Using the funnel, drop in the vinegar and washing liquid mixture into the second bottle. Try removing the funnel. What do you see? Your own bubbling vinegar volcano !

Baking Soda and Vinegar Erupting - Vinegar Volcano Experiment

The Science Behind This Particular Vinegar Volcano

The food coloring is added in order to create a unique coloring for the volcano lava. You can always use brown coloring but you can even try experimenting with different colors.

The bicarbonate of soda and vinegar mix together to form carbondioxide gas. This is what makes the mixture foam and expand out from the bottle.

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