How to Make a Sound Volcano

My kids love making volcanic eruptions with baking soda and vinegar.  The other day an idea came to me that I knew they would just love!

COOL SCIENCE: MAKE A SOUND VOLCANO WITH KIDS- so fun!

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What could make the old baking soda & vinegar trick more fun than it already is?  Adding sound of course!  This was such a simple addition, but it made the WOW factor that much more impressive for my kids.

Begin by making your volcano.  There are several easy ways to do this.  Here are 5:


Any way you choose to make your volcano is fine.  You can even give kids a bowl to use as their "volcano" if simplicity is what you are after.

Materials needed to make the sound eruptions:








Method:
  • Have kids mix 1/2 pack of Pop Rocks into 1/2 cup of baking soda.
  • Add the baking soda mixture to your volcano or bowl
  • Give kids one cup of vinegar.  Have kids color the vinegar using food coloring if desired.  Then have them slowly pour the vinegar into the volcano or bowl 
COOL SCIENCE: MAKE A SOUND VOLCANO WITH KIDS- so fun!
COOL SCIENCE: MAKE A SOUND VOLCANO WITH KIDS- so fun!

Kids will stare in awe as the volcano erupts and pops.  Our sound volcano exploded with sound for a few minutes!  I was quite impressed by how long the Pop Rocks lasted.

COOL SCIENCE: MAKE A SOUND VOLCANO WITH KIDS- so fun!

Make sure you have lots of baking soda, Pop Rocks, and vinegar on hand.  Kids will want to do this simple bit of science again & again!

Note:  You can buy all the materials needed for this Experiment in bulk by clicking the links below:
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