Vegetable Volcano

May 19, 2020

Grab your lab coats and safety goggles, it’s time for a science experiment!
This week's first activity is called "Vegetable Volcano!" Ms. Gina Allen from White Rock Child Development Center will lead you through the instructions and show you the volcanic eruption.

Instructions

Materials

  • Pepper
  • Craft Stick /Pencil
  • Baking Soda
  • Dish Soap (optional)
  • Food Coloring
  • Vinegar
  • Tray
  • Cup & spoon (used for measuring)

Steps

  1. (Adults Only) Prep your pepper cutting the top off. Clean the inside of pepper out using a knife or spoon.
  2. Place your pepper on a tray.
  3. Place a few drops of food coloring in the center of the pepper.
  4. Add a good squeeze of dish soap. (This is not necessary but makes for more oozing bubbles).
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda.
  6. Slowly pour in ¼ - 1 cups of vinegar into the pepper.
  7. Observe the reaction! Enjoy!

To learn more about volcanoes, check out these resources!

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UPDATE: The Durham PreK Governance Committee voted on August 19, 2021 to waive parent fees for the 2021-2022 school year. The Durham PreK Application is still open! Click here to access the application information and materials.