Sand Volcano

Posted: May 4, 2020


 Sand Volcano Experiment

Now that all our snow is gone, it’s time to dig in some dirt or sand and make a volcano!

How to Make a Sand Volcano


·       Sand

·       A Sand Bucket or cup

·       Baking soda

·       Vinegar

Optional: food coloring



Begin by placing a sand bucket in the sand right-side-up.

Then, pack sand up and around the bucket to form the shape of a volcano.  A bucket or even a pop bottle makes the perfect volcano core.   You can fill the bucket or bottle halfway with sand so that it would take less baking soda and vinegar to make the volcano fully erupt. 


Making Your Volcano Erupt

Add 1-2 cups of baking soda to the volcano, pour in the desired amount of vinegar, and then the magic happen. You can continue to add vinegar and baking powder.


To find out more about volcano and why they erupt, check out this link.


Math Link:  If you do the experiment several times, keep track of how many ml of vinegar you use each time.  Total the ml up when you complete the experiment.

Literacy Link:  Research and list 3 countries that currently have an active volcano.  Write three sentences about each volcano.

Art Link: Draw each step of your experiment.