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Make Your Own Volcano Kit

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With this easy, safe and fun kit you can recreate the spectacular sight of an erupting mini-Vesuvius in your own home or classroom.

  • $20.00
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  • Weight
    0.48 kg

Discover fascinating facts and learn more about volcanoes through five exciting activities, such as:

  • Make a simple lava lamp
  • Model and erupt a plaster volcano
  • Magma race - how viscosity and lava composition affect eruptions
  • Edible volcanic rock - create your own honeycomb
  • Food fun - replicate a bubbling mud pool

This activity kit is produced by Museum Victoria as part of the Dynamic Earth series. The instructional booklet has story board instructions for each activity which are well written and easy to follow.

The contents are:

  • 150g sachet of gypsum (plaster of Paris)
  • 15ml sachet of red vinegar
  • 5g sachet of bicarbonate of soda
  • Plastic vial
  • Cardboard template for cone
  • Gloves
  • Set of paints and brushes
  • Goggles
  • Wooden stirrer
  • Drinking straw and
  • Full colour instructional booklet

Recommended for ages eight and over. Not suitable for children aged three years and under.

Packaging size: 230 x 165 x 65mm

This product makes a great classroom teaching resource, and can be used in classroom activities that align to the Australian Curriculum.


Content Descriptor

Year 4 - ACSSU075

Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity

Year 6 - ACSSU095

Changes to materials can be reversible or irreversible

Year 6 - ACSSU096

Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth’s surface

Year 8 - ACSSU153

Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks contain minerals and are formed by processes that occur within Earth over a variety of timescales

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