Volcanic Eruption

Please take care when conducting this science experiment. Keep children far back and ensure that you use appropriate protective equipment. This is our second volcanic eruption experiment. You can find our first one here:


The ingredients you will need for this volcanic eruption are:

  • a tablespoon of dry yeast
  • 12% peroxide
  • 3/4 cup of warm water
  • food colouring
  • plastic bottle
  • 2 cups
  • spoon
  • gloves
  • dish soap

First, fill a cup 3/4 of the way with the peroxide and pour into the bottle. Add a squirt of dish soap and a few drops of food colouring. Add the yeast to the warm water and stir until dissolved. Then add to the mixture. Give a gentle shake to start the eruption.

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Pepper Experiment

A great experiment with immediate results from the outset. All you need is:

  • A white plate
  • Pepper
  • Water
  • Washing up liquid

Firstly, put some water on the plate and sprinkle pepper across the water. Dip your finger in some washing up liquid, then just place your finger into the peppered water. Watch as the pepper moves away from your finger!

It’s a great idea to do at home with your children, at school or at nursery and watch the excitement in their faces as they develop their knowledge and understanding of the world.

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Rain Cloud Experiment – Children’s Science Experiments

This is such an easy and inexpensive science experiment to do with your children. Very few ingredients are needed and the results are fascinating and great to watch.

The ingredients you need include: a clear glass, water, shaving foam, food colouring (we are using blue).

Easy and inexpensive

These simple science experiments can be done at home, in school or in nursery. Benefits include developing a child’s problem-solving skills and increasing their knowledge and understanding of the world around them.

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