A homemade lava lamp is a fun and easy science experiment that can be made with a few household items.
Here’s how to make a homemade lava lamp:
- Gather materials: You will need a clear bottle or jar, water, food coloring, vegetable oil, and Alka-Seltzer tablets.
- Fill the bottle or jar with water: Fill the bottle or jar about 2/3 full with water.
- Add food coloring: Add a few drops of food coloring to the water to give it a colorful appearance.
- Slowly pour in the vegetable oil: Slowly pour vegetable oil over the top of the water, being careful not to let the water and oil mix.
- Add Alka-Seltzer tablets: Break an Alka-Seltzer tablet into small pieces and drop them into the bottle or jar.
- Watch the lava lamp effect: As the Alka-Seltzer tablets react with the water, they will create bubbles that will rise through the oil, creating a lava lamp effect.
You can experiment with different colors and the amount of Alka-Seltzer tablets to create the desired effect.