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Glitter Volcano Science Experiment

Kids of all ages will be amazed when they see this fun, glitter volcano! This glitter volcano experiment takes the classic volcano science experiment to a whole new level of FUN! This glitter experiment is super simple and easy so that toddler, prsechool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders can all get in on the fun!  So pick out your favorite glitter and try this easy volcano experiment! A kindergarten science experiment doesn’t get much better than this!

Kids of all ages will be amazed when they see this fun, glitter volcano! This glitter volcano experiment takes the classic volcano science experiment to a whole new level of FUN! This glitter experiment is super simple and easy so that toddler, prsechool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders can all get in on the fun!  So pick out your favorite glitter and try this easy volcano experiment! A kindergarten science experiment doesn't get much better than this!

Glitter Volcano

Science in the early years is all about exploring, asking questions, and curiosity. Most preschoolers, kindergarteners, grade 1, and grade 2 students are highly curious, which makes science at this age so much fun! Kindergarten kids are curious, but not ready for complicated science. That’s why simple kindergarten science experiment is perfect for helping kids get excited about exploring with science! This glitter volcano is easy to try! The volcano expeirment uses a simple baking soda and vinegar reaction for the chemical reaction.  The WOW part comes from the glitter experiment and is a MUST TRY with your kids.

Volcano Experiment

Just a few simple steps and kids can make their very own kid-safe volcanoes! This kindergarten science experiment is a fun twist on the classic baking soda and vinegar volcano. You don’t have to use a beaker like we did. This experiment works just as well in plastic cups and is classroom-friendly and low-prep. Kids will love repeating this glittery explosion over and over!

you'll need glitter, baking soda, dish soap, and vinegar

Glitter volcano experiment

You’ll need just a few things to make your volcano:

  • Glitter
  • Baking soda
  • Dish soap
  • Vinegar
  • Cups or other containers (1 per child)
  • Pipettes
  • Small cup or container for each child
scoop glitter in beaker

Glitter experiment

Scoop two tablespoons of baking soda into each beaker. Add a squirt of dish soap and a generous sprinkle of glitter.

squirt vinegar in the cup with a pipette

Easy volcano experiment

Stir with the pipette or a spoon. Fill each child’s container with vinegar and give them a pipette. Show the kids how to squeeze the pipette into the vinegar to pick some up, then squeeze it into the container to make the volcano erupt.

volcano experiment

Kindergarten science experiment

Watch as the volcano erupts in glitter lava flow! Keep adding more and more vinegar until the volcano no longer erupts. This can take quite some time.

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Volcano experiment explanation

When vinegar and baking soda mixes, it creates a chemical reaction due to the pH rating of each ingredient. Vinegar is an acid, and baking soda is a base. When the two react, carbon dioxide is produced. This causes the dish soap and other ingredients to rise out of the container quickly as the other ingredients get carried away with the carbon dioxide gas.

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Kindergarten Worksheets and Games. As a busy mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Browse through more than 200,000 pages of FREE worksheets & educational activities for kindergartners! Plus don't miss her other sites www.123homeschool4me.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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