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Simple Science: Lava Lamp

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One of the most simple, but fun to watch science activities to do at home is to make a lava lamp! Be prepared with plenty of supplies because your kids will want to repeat this over and over.Simple Science: DIY lava lamp with water, oil and alka-seltzer

All you need is oil, water, food coloring and Alka-Seltzer tablets.

Fill a clear glass or jar 3/4 full of oil.Simple Science: DIY lava lamp with water, oil and alka-seltzer

Fill the rest with water.Simple Science: DIY lava lamp with water, oil and alka-seltzerSimple Science: DIY lava lamp with water, oil and alka-seltzerAdd a couple drops of food coloring.Simple Science: DIY lava lamp with water, oil and alka-seltzer

Then drop in an Alka-Seltzer tabletSimple Science: DIY lava lamp with water, oil and alka-seltzerWait for it…Simple Science: DIY lava lamp with water, oil and alka-seltzerSimple Science: DIY lava lamp with water, oil and alka-seltzer

Watch the colors bubble around. Try mixing different food coloring colors!

This is so simple but definitely fun for kids. Even my older boys still love doing it now and then, or just hanging out to watch when we show the younger cousins.Simple Science: DIY lava lamp with water, oil and alka-seltzer

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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!

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