Clear plastic bottle with cap.
Making a lava lamp with baking soda.
Pipette or eye dropper.
When using baking soda and vinegar.
Put 2 or 3 heaped tablespoons of baking powder bicarbonate of soda into a tall jar.
A final quick and easy lava lamp experiment.
Lava lamps have been around for years and are mesmerising to watch.
Today you and your kids can make your own lava lamp from common household ingredients.
Baking soda and vinegar or 1 tablet of aspirin eno antacid tablet 1 glass mason jar.
Using the funnel fill the bottle 3 4 full.
Kids love learning how to make lava lamps because it is completely mesmerizing to watch the liquid bubble up and down.
In this experiment using no heat source we make a crazy lava lamp of our own.
Put two tablespoons of baking soda at the bottom of the glass mason jar.
Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate a chemical compound known as a base.
The science behind a diy lava lamp acid base chemical reactions.
This lava lamp relies on the creation of carbon dioxide bubbles formed from mixing vinegar and baking soda.
Lava lamp lava lamp by paul swift.
Then add some salt and watch.
Food colour fountain pen ink.
Baking soda and vinegar.
What is our favourite acid and base reactions.
Using the funnel sprinkle 3 4 table spoons of baking soda into the bottle.
The classic way to make a homemade lava lamp is to use alka seltzer.
The results are temporary but they should last at least as long as your child s attention span.
Oil and water do not have the same density and won t mix.
This does give us one final simple lava lamp method.
In this experiment vinegar is the acid.
A base is substance that releases hydroxide ions when combined with water.
So let s build the lava lamp.
If you do not want to use baking soda or vinegar you can make your own lava lamp with salt.
If you are still stuck for supplies and need a really simple way of making a lava lamp.
Diy lava lamp experiment.
Place 2 tablespoons of baking soda in the bottom of a mason jar.
An acid is a substance that contains a high concentration of positive hydrogen ions.
In fact as long as the bubbles keep going my kids will happily sit there and watch it without batting an eye.
Let it settle into a flat layer at the bottom of the bottle.
Homemade lava lamp experiment with salt.
Here is an easy way.