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…


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.


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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