Erupting Pumpkins and Color Mixing Experiment

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This fun science experiment turns pumpkins into a colorful, fall volcano!

Materials

Mini pumpkins

Baking soda

Food coloring

Dish soap

Vinegar

Knife

Cutting board

Tray or pan

Materials

Steps

Step 1: Cut off the tops of the pumpkin with a knife to form a small opening.  *Use caution with this step.

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Step 2: Scoop out the seeds with a spoon or your hand.

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Step 3: Place your pumpkin on your tray or pan and add a few spoonfuls of baking soda.

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Step 4: Next, add a couple squirts of dish liquid into the pumpkin.

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Step 5: Choose a few colors of food coloring. Add about 7 or 8 drops of each color

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Step 6: Pour the vinegar into the pumpkin a little at a time and watch the mixture overflow and mix colors. Keep adding more baking soda and vinegar to keep the process going. 

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We’d love to see your homegrown creation! Make sure to tag your pics with #abekacrafts

*Adult supervision suggested for steps involving these materials

Comments for Erupting Pumpkins and Color Mixing Experiment

Edugatein:
November 24, 2018

It’s a good experiment for primary school student they like to do it and it is also safe for use.

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