You need a fun activity that is equally impressive and inexpensive! Yes? This easy kid science activity is sure to make you and your kids happy!
I loved staring at my dad’s lava lamp when I was a kid. I would anxiously wait for the lamp to heat up and stand mesmerized as the globules floated to the surface and then sank to the bottom.
Little did I know, I could create my own version and use science!
Being a former teacher, this activity gets extra points for the science element. I’m a nerd that way. Go education! Woot! Woot! Woot!
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This do-it-yourself lava lamp requires no heat or electricity. It is a perfect home activity for a hot summer day.
You will need:
- an empty water bottle
- vegetable oil
- food coloring of your choice
- Alka-seltzer tablets