How to Make a Model Volcano Erupt

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Introduction: How to Make a Model Volcano Erupt

About: Im elenwaren and my real name is warvin a. gonzaga and i favorite subject is math

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!



4 People Made This Project!

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48 Discussions

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reedram000
reedram000

9 months ago

I decided to make this because everyone in my class is making a diet soda volcano but I am doing something different

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jainShreya8
jainShreya8

Question 1 year ago on Introduction

how can i make it trip ? can get a vedio or a pic of it

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galushah
galushah

1 year ago

It didn't work for some reason.

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Cyanex
Cyanex

1 year ago

I need the ratios for a human sized volcano, we will be demonstrating it on thursday

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tacot072
tacot072

1 year ago

So what's up

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brysjay
brysjay

2 years ago

thanks for the tips i was really struggaling on a project

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NajeebA8
NajeebA8

3 years ago

can anyone reply who made it

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ytb0221
ytb0221

Reply 2 years ago

I do not know who made it

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vftugkfut6
vftugkfut6

Reply 2 years ago

nope

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BriannaHutson
BriannaHutson

3 years ago

how do you make the dough

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DavidH1009
DavidH1009

Reply 2 years ago

I made this with my cub scout den and we made flour glue and let it dry for 2 weeks. It gave us 2 good eruptions before it fell apart.

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Turtala123
Turtala123

3 years ago

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

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iliekturtles
iliekturtles

3 years ago

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

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