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This Apple Volcano activity is a new twist on the old baking soda and vinegar experiments.
It is one of the more than 40 activities (and 325+ pages of printable materials) included in my Apple Unit Study.
It’s a pretty simple science activity you can do using supplies you probably already have in your kitchen.
Despite its simplicity, kids love it.
After all, who doesn’t love a good explosion?!?
To make an apple volcano, you will need to gather the following supplies:
- An apple
- A pairing knife (Note: This requires adult supervision)
- Baking soda
- Measuring cup
- Bowl or container to contain the mess
Begin by using the pairing knife to cut a hole into the core of the apple. This step should be done by an adult.
Place your apple with the hole face up in your bowl or container.
Fill the hole in the apple with baking soda.
Now your apple volcano is ready to explode!
Pour some vinegar – about 1/2 cup – onto the baking soda.
When the vinegar comes in contact with the baking soda, a chemical reaction takes place that produces a lot of carbon dioxide very quickly.
The large amount of carbon dioxide creates a lot of bubbles that “explode” out of the apple volcano.
This video shows the whole process in action:
This Apple Volcano activity is one of more than 40 awesome apple activities and 325 pages of apple printables included in my Apple Unit Study.
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More Apple Resources
More apple science activities from Gift of Curiosity:
- Apple Unit Study
- Apple rotting experiment
- Apple taste testing
- Dissecting an apple
- Grow a candy apple
- Shrunken apple heads