Simple volcano experiment

February 22, 2010

Today, the kids decided that they wanted to make a volcano, after watching an experiment on TV. To be honest, I was more than happy to let them do it.

After all I believe that education is about developing one’s interests and potential. It should not be confined to a rigid curriculum and within the four walls of a classroom.

This is a very simple experiment. All we needed was baking soda, vinegar (we used apple cider vinegar as that was the only option available), dishwashing liquid and red colouring.

We also used a plastic bottle and made a hole in the lid;

Bottle lid

Once the kids put on their aprons,

Ishra pours the ingredients into the plastic bottle.

This is how the “volcano” looks like when it erupted.

Caution: It’s an experiment you’d want to do outside the house as it’s quite messy.

And, off course, you can make the experiment more fun by adding props or toys. Enjoy!

For the record, we ended up washing the front porch after that, which is great cause that’s an extra activity to keep the kids occupied for the day. Plus it’s also afun way to teach them responsibilities.


2 Responses to “Simple volcano experiment”

  1. Melysa SH Says:

    That looks like a whole lot of fun!! Great job Norlin. The kids r so so blessed. They r such a joy, so I guess, both u and Sidek r blessed too. Thanks for sharing your joy. Love the look on Rockadile’s face when Ishra pours the ingredients into the bottle! and the dinosours!! HAHAHAHAHA! Brilliant!

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