I’m so excited to be a summer camp counselor for Summer Fun Camp 2013! I’m so excited to share the Play-Doh Volcano Experiment my daughter and I made! This week’s theme is all things SCIENCE and each counselor is sharing a science themed activity to do with your kiddos this week. Visit the link at the end of the post to see all of the other camp counselor’s posts.
For today’s Summer Fun Camp science activity, you probably have all the necessary materials for. Are you ready to get started?
Play-Doh (about 4-7 containers)
Small glass jar
1-2 teaspoons of baking soda
1 cup of vinegar
Place the small glass jar in the center of the baking sheet.
Apply and add the play-doh to the jar…smoothing and mushing it to form a “mountain” shape around the jar. Be sure to add play-doh to the base of the jar so that it will stay in place on the baking sheet.
Pour 1-2 teaspoons of baking soda into the jar when your play-doh mountain is complete.
Slowly pour the cup of vinegar into the jar and watch what happens!
Only a little less dramatic…but still super fun!
We talked about solids (the powder) and liquids (the vinegar) and how they reacted when they were combined. We also watched this Bill Nye clip about volcanoes (HERE) and the Magic School Bus: Blows the Top Off is one of my favorites. We also checked out volcano books from the library.
Such fun we had making our volcano and learning about them. I hope you enjoy doing this experiment with your kids!
You can visit the Summer Fun Camp 2013 site to catch more of the summer fun you can have with you kiddos. Four themed weeks packed full of camp fun. Click HERE after you enter today’s giveaway.
What? Did you forget we have a giveaway today too??
Enter to win a $30 credit to The Hair Bow Company! Such adorable hair accessories for girls!
Thanks so much for hanging out at Summer Fun Camp today!
Visit the Summer Fun Camp 2013 site HERE
for more summer fun!