Have you and your children exploded anything lately? Or ever? When I say science experiment, Austin (my oldest) asks if we can explode something. I wonder if I should worry about that or be proud that she wants to learn about interactions of different things.
One thing on our science to-do list is to make a volcano. The construction will be them with Dadda, cause he likes stuff like that, but the explosion will be all me (and them).
Volcano Facts for Kids
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Before you jump into the volcano science experiment, share these interesting facts about volcanoes with your little learners:
- There are about 1,900 active volcanoes on the earth. This means they have erupted recently or they might erupt. Some volcanoes are extinct. Over 80 volcanoes have been found in the ocean.
- Most volcanoes happen on fault lines, or cracks in the Earth’s surface.
- Most of the earth’s volcanoes are in the Pacific Ocean, in an area called the Ring of Fire.
- The word “volcano” comes from Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
- Lava from volcanoes can reach temperatures of 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Volcanoes spew out ash and toxic gases, as well as lava and lava boulders.
Volcano Science Experiment for Kids
Check out how these kids use household chemicals to recreate a volcanic eruption!
Using the Volcano Kit from the video, little scientists are asked to mix chemicals to make the volcano erupt! This will be an experiment that Young Scientists will want to repeat again and again!
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