The D.I.Y. Science series contains some of our favourite experiments for kids to try at home. They are designed to help school teachers and carers inspire a child’s curiosity in science. It’s time to get hands-on.
This episode shows students how to make their own lava lamp using basic household items.
It is best suited to year 7 Chemistry and Physics students who are learning mixtures and separations or density.
D.I.Y SCIENCE: Create your own lava lamp
Find out how you can make a lava lamp by understanding density.
Video Length: 2:00 mins
With thanks to Questacon.
What you’ll need:
1 x empty PET bottle
1 x jug of tap water
1 x bottle of white vinegar
1 x bottle of cooking oil
1 x box of bicarb soda
1 x packet of citric acid
2 x teaspoons
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