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Make a Lemon Volcano

Active Time
< 10 minutes
Total Project Time
< 10 minutes
Key Concepts
Chemical reactions

Introduction

Make a colorful erupting volcano in your kitchen with lemons and baking soda!

Credits

Ben Finio, PhD, Science Buddies
Svenja Lohner, PhD, Science Buddies
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Materials

  • Pan or tray
  • Lemons
  • Cutting knife
  • Butter knife
  • Spoon
  • Measuring cup
  • Baking soda
  • Food coloring
    Materials for lemon volcano experiment.

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Active Time
< 10 minutes
Total Project Time
< 10 minutes
Key Concepts
Chemical reactions