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Day 5 – Lava Lamp

Overview

Today, we’re going to…

  • watch a video and make a mini lava lamp
  • answer questions about your experiment
  • make lots of funny faces

Talking Points for Parents / Caregivers

Before watching the video, consider asking the following…

  • What do you think the video is about?
  • Do you think we will be using real lava for this activity? Explain.

After watching the video, consider asking the following…

  • What did you notice when the person poured in the baking soda mixture?

Step 1: Video – Lava Lamp

You will make a mini lava lamp with a few simple ingredients from your kitchen.
View the video below.

Step 2: Questions for After Watching

Once you have finished watching the video, print the document located at the link below and answer the questions.

CLICK TO VIEW THE LAVA LAMP QUSTION SHEET

The answers to the questions can be found at the link below. You may print these answers off and use them as a reference, or check your answers here.

CLICK TO VIEW THE ANSWER SHEET

Step 3: Make Your Own Lava Lamp

Have fun making your own lava lamp by getting the instructions by downloading the link below.

CLICK TO VIEW LAVA LAMP INSTRUCTIONS

Step 3: Draw Lots of Different Faces

Print the following page. Then follow the instructions to draw lots of faces. Be creative!

CLICK TO VIEW MANY FUNNY FACES INSTRUCTION SHEET