Science Fun With a Volcano Experiment

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Volcanoes have always been a favorite activity in our family. Whether we make them from clay or dirt or any other substance we happen to have on hand, we've made volcanoes and had fun with them many times. In this post, I'm sharing some fun volcano facts as well as a fun volcano experiment to do with your kids. 

A fun science experiment with volcanoes

Volcano Facts for Kids

Before you jump into the volcano science experiment, share these interesting facts about volcanos with your little learners:
  • There are about 1,900 active volcanoes on the earth. This means they have erupted recently or they might erupt. Some volcanoes are extinct. Over 80 volcanoes have been found in the ocean.
  • Most volcanoes happen on fault lines, or cracks in the Earth’s surface.
  • Most of the earth’s volcanoes are in the Pacific Ocean, in an area called the Ring of Fire.
  • The word “volcano” comes from Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
  • Lava from volcanoes can reach temperatures of 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Volcanoes spew out ash and toxic gases, as well as lava and lava boulders.

Volcano Science Experiment for Kids

Check out these kids use household chemicals to recreate a volcanic eruption!

 

 Using the Volcano Kit from the video, little scientists are asked to mix chemicals to make the volcano erupt! This will be an experiment that Young Scientists will want to repeat again and again!

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2 comments:

  1. My son loves science and The Magic School Bus too. These kits look like so much fun, we will have to check them out soon! Thank you for sharing, love your blog :)

    Sammy @ Sammyapproves.com

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    1. Thank you. :-) I know my girls love hands on science!

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