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Can You Create Lava?


Can you create lava? Our STEAM Challenge is a great way to invite students to practice researching and using their imagination, in a way that will get them excited to want to learn more about volcanoes. 


For this challenge, students will use a lime and lemon to create lava!

Are you up for the challenge? Do you think you can create lava?

What you need:

  • Lime or Lemon

  • Plastic Cup or Plate

  • Baking Soda

  • Food Coloring

  • Dish Soap

  • ½ cup Vinegar

  • Spoon

What you need to do…

  • Cut a lime and lemon in half. Squeeze with your hands and pour the juice into a cup.

  • Add a spoonful of baking soda, 3-4 drops of food coloring, and a drop of dish soap to the middle of each fruit.

  • Put the two halves on top of each other on a plate. Pour the juice down the fruit.

  • Then pour the vinegar onto the fruit.

  • Ask yourself what is happening? What could happen with other fruits that have juice? Take this idea and use different fruits!

*idea was taken from 10-Minute Science Projects from Capstone*


Don't have these materials handy at home? Don't worry, you can still participate in having fun with Volcanos:

We would love to see you try this STEM Challenge. Share your results with us through social media!


Happy Making,


Maker Maven

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