Doppler 9&10 STEM – Volcanic Pumpkin

Now that we are in October, we can start talking about Halloween!! Today we are going to do an experiment that is both spooky and full-filled for the kids, a volcanic pumpkin.

What you need:

  • One or more Pumpkins, the more the merrierZusg7era.jpeg
  • Pure Baking Soda
  • Vinegar
  • food coloring
  • Cups (for stirring vinegar and food coloring)
  • Space Outdoors

How to:

  1. Take out the seeds and carve a creative pattern into your pumpkins
  2. Pour baking soda into your pumpkins
  3. Fill up the cup with vinegar (half full)
  4. Mix vinegar with food coloring of choice
  5. Pour the vinegar/food coloring mix into the pumpkin
  6. Watch the reaction occur and the oozing begins!

If your kiddos try this experiment, send us photos of you and your experiment and you might get to see it during weather on The Four on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

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