Science finds all kinds of applications in the real world in addition to being awesome science experiments and projects. The Bubbling Concoctions kit will showcase some of the more fun ways you can use a knowledge of density, solubility, color, and presure in your life. You’ll create homemade wave bottles, lava lamps, and rockets, while gaining a solid understanding of the science that makes them work.
We hope you didn’t think that there was actual molten lava in a lava lamp, because that’s the only thing we won’t be providing you in the Bubbling Concoctions kit. In the kit, you’ll get 6 Baby Soda Bottles (including one that has been pre-filled with vegetable oil) and their caps, a Baby Soda Bottle Rack, 12 Color Fizzers, 10 Flat Fizzer tablets, and a Flying Film Canister. Using the materials in combination with the step-by-step, color activity guide results in a science experiment and project that is fun and easy for all ages.
DON’T FORGET! Like with all of our SICK Science kits, you’ll receive a URL link and QR code to access the experiment video, as well as an exclusive Take It Further video featuring Steve Spangler!
What Does It Teach?
The SICK Science series covers a ton of science from a broad spectrum of fields. From optical illusions and color mixing to centripetal force and physics, you can find a use for every experiment in the series. Each SICK Science kit provides young scientists an opportunity to explore the world around them and engage with the properties that make science so amazing.
Science Fair Connection:
Creating bubbling concoctions is pretty cool, but it isn’t a science fair project. You can create a science fair project by identifying a variable, or something that changes, in this experiment. Let’s take a look at some of the variable options that might work:
- Use different amounts of Flat Fizzer tablets. If you use less does the reaction happen slower or faster? Time the reaction to see how long each lasts.
- Try changing the amount of oil and water in each Baby Soda Bottle. Does this effect the reaction?
That’s just a couple of ideas, but you aren’t limited to those! Try coming up with different ideas of variables and give them a try. Remember, you can only change one thing at a time. If you are testing different liquids, make sure that the other factors are remaining the same!