Erupting Volcano – Sick Science! #070

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Learn more at http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/experiment/erupting-peroxide-volcano Volcanoes have shaped history and science since the dawn of time. From the ultra-destructive Mount Vesuvius to the more recent Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland (good luck pronouncing that one), volcanic eruptions can dramatically alter the world with their massive blasts. Perhaps that’s why, for decades, students have been awed by the reproduction of volcanic eruptions by their teachers using vinegar and baking soda. We get that and have come up with a way that you can replicate a volcanic blast without the stench of vinegar in your nostrils.

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  1. to improve you can cover the volcano in plaster or sand and paint it dark brown or dark gray, and for realistic lava, add in red food coloring. For an extra bonus, around the volcano create a little village with sand for the ground.
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