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We’ve got our school Science Fair next week and my 3rd grader was determined to do her project about volcanoes. It’s exciting to make a volcano erupt, I just had no idea where to help her start? The Ultimate Volcano kit came to the rescue! Complete with everything you need including the volcano mold, plaster mix, paints, eruption powder and 3 real volcanic specimens (pumice stone, obsidian arrowhead, and geode), this kit made our volcano experiment 100% fun!
Totally hands-on, this project started with mixing the plaster to form the volcano. The plastic mold worked great and we had a little bit of a mess, but no leakage. A little tip: use cold water and work quickly. The plaster will dry fast! After waiting 24 hours for it to dry and solidify, my daughter painted her new volcano. We waited til the next day for the most exciting part, the eruption. Mixing the eruption powder with a drop of detergent and then pouring a little bit of water in the top made for a genuine looking lava eruption!
Our next trick is to do the suggestion of using Mentos and Coke for an even grander eruption!
What did I love about this make-you-own volcano kit?
Everything you need is included in the kit, there is even an activity booklet with volcano themed games, puzzles, and challenges, just for fun.
We both learned a lot about volcanoes; the different kinds, how they work, why they erupt, and what comes out!
My 8 year old was able to do the majority of this project on her own with minimal supervision while mixing the plaster and the “lava”” (Citric Acid and Sodium Bi-Carbonate). She was excited to engage in the science of geology and chemistry and it boosted her confidence to see her own volcano successfully erupt!
With school coming to an end, this kit makes for a great science experiment this summer! And homeschoolers could absolutely include this in their curriculum! You can find the Ultimate Volcano Kit available on the Discover with Dr Cool website for just $14.95.