Lovely Lava Lamps
Whe our student teacher Miss Gilbert heard that we were learning all about 'Muck, Mess and Mixtures' she told us all about a science experiment she had done with another set of students. We thought it sounded brilliant and it fitted in with our Science learning objectives really well. (We needed to investigate mixtures that don't mix!)
That's why we ended up making home-made Lava Lamps!
The children found out that you only need a few simple household ingredients and "Hey Presto!" magic, bubbly, fizzy creations.
All you need ; a third of a bottle of water, another third of a bottle of vegetable oil, a few drops of food colouring.......and the magic ingredient....... an Alka Seltzer . Pop the lid on and watch the lava move about.
Click here to see some photos or watch the video below to see just one of the groups delightful reaction to this super science lesson.