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Margaret Morgan

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How to Make a Volcano Erupt

Margaret Morgan of Mad Science shows how to make your science project Volcano actually erupt!

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Margaret Morgan: This is Margaret Morgan, I am a science educator in Pinellas County, Florida and now we are going to talk about how to make your volcano erupt. Okay, so the first ingredient in your volcano is going to be your vinegar. So now I am going to pour in the vinegar, I am going to pour in about half of this bottle. Now the next thing we are going to add is gelatin that's going to make it a little bit chunkier, some nice chunky magma with some rocks in it. I am going to use this cone to help me pour it in there. Okay, the next thing we are going do is color our magma and again we are using Cherry Kool Aid to color our magma.

I am just going to go ahead and pour this in, I am going to get some nice red magma, maybe give it a little shake. Okay, the next ingredient is detergent, it is regular dish washing detergent, that we have some at home. And this is just going to give us some nice bubbly, foamy magma. You can put in a good amount of detergent to make it nice and bubbly. The next ingredient is our final ingredient, it is baking soda. This is going to complete the acid base reaction and this is what is going to make our volcano erupt. An acid is a proton donator and a base is a proton acceptor.

A strong base is going to steal protons. So basically what happens is you put in acid and the base together and the acid donates proton to the base and energy is released in the process. Alright, so I am just going to pour the baking soda in and then I am going to go ahead and give it a good shake. There you have an eruption still flowing down the mountain, got some nice gelatin chunks in there. This magma is not very viscous, it is traveling a long way before it cools. So as you can see it gets pretty messy, so you all are going to want to have paper towels around that can be a lot of clean-up. Okay, so this was one way of making a volcano erupt and next we are going to show you another method for making a volcano erupt.

by speedemon07 at 02/24/11 04:24PM Flag

umm sry for my messy comments and thx for the help

by speedemon07 at 02/15/11 02:36PM Flag

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poop by speedemon07 at 02/15/11 02:35PM Flag

i realy love poop send me some

soap by speedemon07 at 02/15/11 02:34PM Flag

SOAP????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

by speedemon07 at 02/15/11 02:32PM Flag

seriosly we need koolaid

koolaid by speedemon07 at 02/15/11 02:29PM Flag

do you need to add the koolaid or can i use the food coloring

by speedemon07 at 02/15/11 02:29PM Flag

thats a awesome videos thank you for helping us for my science projet

Quick Question~ by iiMiku at 09/21/10 10:40PM Flag

With the gelatin, can it be like raw? OOOR. Can I make come gelatin cut it up, place it in there, and hen let it go? that would be cool. xD Sorry, I'm doing a science experiment for honors, redirecting volcanic flow. I'm trying to figure out a good way to thicken my "lava" to make it more realistic. <3

How to make a volcano by kalibugg14 at 11/27/08 01:18AM Flag

this video;;it rockedd:]] i watched it over and over alongg with the other six ones that you have made:] i had to do a science project on volcanoes now i understand 100%! keep on making videos!!

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