Lava Lamps

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Get funky with a fun project based on those old lava lamps from the 1960s. The class discusses how lava lamps function and then construct their own out of bottles, glitter, oil, food coloring, and water. The properties of water, viscosity, polarity, and chemistry can all be discussed prior to or after the project is complete. Note: Kids will love this activity!

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Pros

  • Fun hands-on activity
  • Will help children generate curiosity and scientific questioning skills
Cons

  • The activity is short and the procedure is lacking
  • Needs to be better connected to content