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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Volcano weekend!!!

This weekend was a weekend without anything planned which is getting more and more unusual!!  So we talked about Volcanoes all weekend.  Friday started out with a homemade volcano that erupted, and Braden made sure it erupted about 10 times!!
Here is what you need for this project:
  • plastic pop bottle
  • dish soap
  • food coloring
  • white vinegar
  • baking dish or other pan
  • 2 T baking soda
  • playdough
We put the pop bottle inside the baking dish (I used a 8 x 8)  mold the playdough, clay, whatever you have on hand around the pop bottle to look like a volcano.  Make sure you don't get any playdough inside the bottle or it may effect the eruption.  We then poured warm water into the pop bottle till 2/3 full, add food coloring, 5 squirts dish soap, and then the 2 tablespoons baking soda.  (we had to use a funnel to get it into the bottle)  The final step is add vinegar until it starts foaming and erupts over the edges.  To continue making it erupt keep adding the vinegar.

Well, Saturday brought us more snow to add to our "blizzard" last week, so we have plenty of snow.  Sunday warmed up a little so Braden and Nate continued there volcano theme to the snow and created this volcano!!

That was our fun over the weekend!!!!  Along with me beating them both in UNO attack and battleship!! Oh yah!

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