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May 22, 2020

SolBe Families,

Science Friday!

I have been wanting to conduct this experiment for weeks! So here we go! Put on your lab coats and goggles and we are off!

Project of the Day: Lava Lamp Experiment


  • Clear Container or Bottle
  • 2 parts Vegetable Oil
  • 1 part water
  • Food Coloring

The Experiment

Watch this video for step-by-step project directions and ways to communicate the science behind this experiment to your kiddos. If you try this at home, share your pictures and videos with us on Instagram @solbe.learning so we can see how your experiment turned out!

Step One

Add two parts vegetable oil to your clear container

Step 2

Mix food coloring with one part water.  I am using parts as the ratio depends on the size of your container.  Be certain to leave some space at the top, as the antacid will bubble up!

Step 3

Pour water/food mixture into the oil and let the mixture seperate.

Step 4

Fun part! Add the antacid (you can add it whole or break it up) and watch the MAGIC happen!

Most important direction, as always: HAVE FUN!  

More resources to follow in the coming days. Feedback and more ideas welcome! 

Above all, be well and stay healthy!

The SolBe Team