Spooky season is well and truly underway, and what better way to honour Halloween than with a clever display of scientific trickery?
Over half term, you can get your little ones excited about more than their costumes by making your very own erupting Pump-cano (see what we did there?)
This Halloween, we thought that we would show you how to create your very own Pump-cano. You can start by carving your pumpkin as you usually would, making a competition out of who can carve the scariest faces, followed by a spooky twist on the classic volcano experiment using basic household products.
This experiment is a classic example of an acid base reaction. The baking soda is a base and vinegar is an acid. When they are mixed together it causes a chemical reaction where carbon dioxide is released and fizzes out of the pumpkin. The washing up liquid and food colouring are additional components that change the look of the ‘lava.’
If you feel like taking the little ones out of the house for Halloween why not check out what we have on during half term? It’s going to be a scream.