How to make a pop top volcano
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Recommended for kids aged 8+.
Use a recycled pop top bottle to replicate a Stratovolcano eruption at home.
Stratovolcanos are characterised by their steep cone, crater summit and often highly explosive eruptions.
Recreate this impressive eruption with just a few household materials.
This activity requires adult supervision and some assistance. Make sure you do you this experiment outside!
How to make a pop top volcano by the Australian Museum.
Replicate a Stratovolcano eruption using a recycled drink bottle. Do this experiment outside!
What you need; vinegar, sodium bicarbonate, teaspoon, detergent, an empty drink bottle with pop-top lid, food dye, funnel, safety glasses,
Put on your safety glasses.
Unscrew the lid from the drink bottle. Close the pop-top lid.
Pour some vinegar into the bottle.
Add a small squirt of detergent.
Add in your coloured food dye.
Add a teaspoon of bicarbonate soda. Quickly screw the lid and shake!
Place it on a flat surface, stand far back and watch it erupt.