Science fun #2 underwater volcano!

Another great experiment to try if you have nosey little people in your house  – fun as it involves water (what kid doesn’t love water?!) and ya a sneaky learning experince at the same time…

really simple fun experiment my son saw in a science book we got from the library (yes he gets book out on scince, that is my four year old!)

Its basically a way to observe how hot and cold water mix together…

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We filled a see through bucket with iced water and added red foood colouring, then a small bottle with hot water, coloured blue. You need to put a lid or small plate over the hot water and only remove it once it is in the cold water. I would suggest the grown up does this part, especiallyas it works best if the water is very hot.

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Amazing swirly effect as the hot water mixes with the cold, making billowing underwater ‘clouds’IMG_2812Note how Senny has his face pressed right up against the bucket to see what s going on!

So many questions were raised, and adfter Sennen played with the mixed water noting how is had turned purple. Who said science was dull?!

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