Volcano Eruption | Fun Science Experiment with the Kids!

As a way to entertain the kids during this corona virus pandemic, we did a classic science experiment with baking soda and white distilled vinegar today, and so can you!


1) Gather materials

  • white vinegar, 400 ml (about 2 c.)
  • cold water, 100 ml (about 6 tbsp.)
  • dish soap, 10 ml (about 2 tsp.)
  • food coloring (optional)
  • baking soda/water mixture, 1/4 c. each
  • clean, empty 2 liter soda bottle (or a test tube with Play-Doh formed around it to look like a volcano, in our case)


2) Create volcanoes out of Play-Doh formed around test tubes.

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3) Combine the vinegar, water, dish soap, and optional two drops of food coloring.


4) Pour vinegar mixture into the test tube (or empty soda bottle).


5) Re-stir baking soda/water mixture and pour it into the test tube with vinegar mixture.


6) It’s eruption time!!!


Such a fun, messy time with this experiment!  At least the kids were entertained for a while and we spent quality time together.  Win.

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