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The Young Scientists Club, Kit 6

Kit 6: Volcanoes!

Kit 6: Volcanoes!

This is our first kit from The Young Scientists Club. (I ordered this in 2013 with a steep discount through the Homeschool Buyers Co-op.) We began our subscription with Kit #6: volcanoes.

I think (but I’m not positive) that the yellow goggles and animal tracks activity in this picture were some sort of special promotion with our membership. I don’t believe they are actually part of Kit #6.  Perhaps the blue folder doesn’t belong either?

Anyhow, kit #6 is all about making a classic baking soda and vinegar volcano. There’s also a pumice stone to examine with a magnifying glass. That’s about it.

Extra things you’ll need are:

  • a box
  • a bottle
  • tape
  • newspaper
  • flour
  • water
  • vinegar
  • baking soda
  • food coloring
  • dish soap
First we got a box and small water bottle. You tape the water bottle into the box.

First we got a box and small water bottle. You tape the water bottle into the box.

Next, you wrap (included) black paper around the water bottle.

Next, you wrap (included) black paper  around the water bottle.

Using flour, water, and newspaper, wrap paper-mache strips around your volcano. Let dry overnight.

Using flour, water, and newspaper, wrap paper-mache strips around your volcano. Let dry overnight.

Paint the volcano black.

Paint the volcano black.

Experiment with different mixures.

Experiment with different mixtures.

Eruption time!

Eruption time!