Here’s a simple science experiement you can do at home with your kiddos to make your very own lava lamp. It’s kind of a short-term project, it doesnt go on and on like a lamp, but its fun to see how oil and water work together – making something reminiscent of old school lava lamps!
You will need:
empty bottle or jar
alka seltzer tablet
Fill the jar almost all the way to the top with vegetable oil. Leave about 2 inches.
Now add water almost to the top; be careful not to overfill it. Add three drops of food coloring.
Drop an alka seltzer tablet in there and put the lid on. Watch it fizz away….SCIENCE!