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Learn how to make your own pumpkin volcano at home with 3 simple ingredients!

Posted at 1:56 PM, Oct 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-12 15:56:20-04

Meagan Forsgren from ILS Learning Corner shows us an explosive science experiment perfect for the Halloween season.

Here’s what you will need:

  • Baking soda
  • Dish soap
  • Vinegar
  • Food coloring
  • Medium pumpkin
  • Aluminum Foil Disposable Dish

Mix some water, a few drops of dish soap, baking soda and food coloring together in a cup. Place the pumpkin in the aluminum dish and add the mixture to the pumpkin (remove the pumpkin seeds) or place a cup with the contents inside the pumpkin for a better volcano. When you are ready, add the vinegar to the contents in the pumpkin and watch the volcano erupt. Your kids can even play with the bubbles and the mixture as it erupts to give them the sensory input they need.