Introduction: How to Make a Model Volcano Erupt

Model volcanoes are a staple of student science fairs. They can also be a lot of fun for a summer family project. Making a model volcano erupt is a simple process. This article will tell you how to make a model volcano erupt.

Difficulty: Easy

Instructions

Things You'll Need:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dish detergent
  • Red or orange food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • Tissue
  1. Build your volcano. In the center, use a container to hold liquid. Depending on how big you are making your volcano, this can be an old water bottle, soda bottle with the top cut off, or even a simple glass jar.

  2. Add ingredients to your container. This includes water, vinegar, dish detergent and food coloring. Do not add your baking soda at this stage.

  3. Add the baking soda when you are ready for an eruption. Wrap the baking soda in a tissue and drop into the volcano. The baking soda will react with the vinegar and cause the eruption.

  4. When constructing your volcano, you could get very clever with release mechanisms for the baking soda. A hidden trip lever could be built in which is tripped with a fishing line. Attach the baking soda here, and pull the string instead of dropping the baking soda in the top! This is a way to surprise people at the fair!



 

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Turtala123 (author)2017-06-23

I am going to make this because 1it is easy and 2i have nothing to do

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christopherR189 (author)2017-05-08

OK that sounds good

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iliekturtles (author)2017-03-29

hi ikt noioce om,g it wurik it asso guus i am

a kindwergarnder and don t known rtfpo to ewj apwell

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23zoey.davis made it! (author)2017-03-22

I think that you need to rethink your plan to make this experiment. I tryed to make it your way but it didn't work so well

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BriannaHutson (author)2017-02-18

how do you make the dough

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brownj22 (author)2017-02-17

cool

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NajeebA8 (author)2017-01-18

can anyone reply who made it

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NajeebA8 (author)2017-01-18

can u help me that how many tablespoons of foodcolour we have to keep

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210904 (author)2016-11-16

It is not that hard I even did with a balloon

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AbdullaA28 (author)2016-11-08

its is boring its not i already get premium it is awesome

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dogloverr (author)2016-09-13

this is going to be great for class

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TheHawkeye (author)2011-06-18

Instead of Vinegar (5% Acetic acid, a weak monoprotic acid) and Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate, a weak base)you should really use Hydrochloric acid and Sodium Hydroxide!
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Much better results!

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Ania_Cooper21 (author)TheHawkeye2015-12-28

Where could you possibly find these in ingredients?

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Jessica Hall (author)TheHawkeye2015-10-21

nice idea

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stupid science geeeeeek

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TylerW2 (author)TheHawkeye2015-02-14

an where/what is the source of them?

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Brian 64 (author)2015-12-04

who likes coding

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Brian 64 (author)2015-12-04

who likes coding

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Jessica Hall made it! (author)2015-10-21

i love this

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happy045 (author)2015-10-21

im doing a project easier way buy it at the store

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pace1 (author)2015-08-06

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Awesome dude35 (author)pace12015-10-13

hi

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pace1 (author)2015-08-06

This website is very good for science experiments and for school students to follow, check out and get great grades for their research!

thank you

chloe pace

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pace1 (author)2015-08-06

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KittyKat1123 (author)2015-05-20

Thank you so much for this! I needed it for school... it was so much easier to do the project with this!

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HunterH4 (author)2015-03-29

In my Case it is for school

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rodniactive (author)2010-11-28

your code name is uncorrectly
the correct spell for that is toxic
YOU KNOW!!!!!

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TylerW2 (author)rodniactive2015-02-14

you spelled incorrectly incorrectly!

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SmartboyB (author)2014-12-14

This experiment was awsome, I LOVE IT

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priyanshu.soni.3367 (author)2014-12-10

it is a very good step to show how is volcanic eruption is caused

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jake.ligaray.9 (author)2014-11-24

nice now i know how to make a volcano

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kaniyad (author)2014-11-13

NICE INFORMATION

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reshma.philip.75 (author)2014-10-19

Thank you so much it helped me a lot in the last minute

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smashertheboss (author)2014-02-04

Does it work?

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Merlin2001 (author)2014-01-20

Sorry about the first one I deleted it by accident

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Merlin2001 (author)2014-01-20

do you mean spelt incorrectly? Radioactive?

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