Make your own Lava Lamp

Create your very own lava lamp using a few simple ingredients, plus the wonders of SCIENCE, with Chris

Quick quiz: what iconic 1960’s thing can you recreate at home using just a few ingredients + the real-life magic of SCIENCE?

  • A Hippy? Nope.
  • Flared trousers? Maybe.
  • A lava lamp? YES!

All you need to get your scientific flower-power on is a plastic bottle (or large glass), water, oil, food colouring and an Alka-Seltzer tablet.

Download the Lava Lamp Activity Sheet and watch the video:



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