The Soda Volcano
The baking soda volcano is the kitchen equivalent of a volcano, not a real one. It's cool all the same! The baking soda volcano is also
more or less non-toxic, which adds to its appeal.
By the end of the experiment you'll be surprised from the volcano eruption. Here are some tips explaining what happens:
-The cool red lava is the result of a chemical reaction between the baking soda and vinegar.
-In this reaction, carbon dioxide gas is produced, which is also present in real volcanoes.
-As the carbon dioxide gas is produced, pressure builds up inside the plastic bottle, until the gas bubbles (thanks to the detergent)
out of the 'volcano'.
-Adding a bit of food coloring will result in red-orange lava! Orange seems to work the best. Add some red, yellow, and even purple,
for a bright display.
-If you need more detailed instructions a step-by-step tutorial in this comic strip.
How to make a Soda Volcano by: Sumaya Al-
Nothing is more First, you need these ingredients. I Finally, slowly pour
I wanna make Stand the soda bottle in the baking pan and Fill the bottle most of the way full with vinegar into the
exciting than making a got them from the kitchen. Mix them
something mold the dough around it into a volcano warm water and a bit of red food color. bottle.
volcano using the together to make a smooth and firm WOW!
exciting, brother. shape. Don't cover the hole or drop dough Then Add 6 drops of detergent to the
baking soda. mixture. into it. bottle contents and 2 tablespoons Watch out-
baking soda to the liquid. it's erupting
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