Make a Volcano for Science Project Quickly

Here is a simple and quick way to make a paper volcano for your school project. You can also learn the whole process with the video at the end of this article. The project is suitable for children of 6th to 9th standards.

Hello kids !

You are here probably because you are looking for a school project and probably on how make a volcano in the science lab. Now, I'll help you make an attractive and easy volcano for your school science project.

The best part of this volcano is that you can make it erupt like the real volcano. How? Don't worry I'll teach you the whole process step by step with pictures. You can also watch the video at the end of the article. I directed the video while I helped my sister make a volcano. Before we make a volcano let us quickly have a recap of what a volcano is ?

A volcano is a mountain that acts as an outlet to the hot material that exist deep between the Earth's rock layers. This material is molten rock, also called as Magma. The movement of the rock layer causes magma to move up and shoot out from the vent of the volcano. A volcano erupts to form lava flows and ash clouds. The eruption of a volcano can be so devastating that it can give rise to earthquakes, tsunami, landslides, mudslides, or even rock slides.

The various parts of a volcano can be understood by having a glance at the below image.

Parts of a Volcano

Now that we brushed up our knowledge about volcanoes, let us get into making a volcano.

Thing you need to Make a Volcano in your science lab:

  1. Card board

  2. Thermocol sheet

  3. Glue

  4. Brown water color

  5. Empty bottle

  6. Medical bandage

  7. Tape

  8. Newspaper

  9. Veniger,

  10. Food color - Red

  11. Liquid soap

  12. Baking Soda

  13. Water

How to make a Volcano?
  • First, cut the thermocol sheet into a circle.

  • Place the bottle over the sheet and draw along the button end of the bottle to make an outline of it on the sheet.

  • Cut the sheet along the drawn outline and fix the bottle into the sheet as shown.

Make a Volcano for Science Project Quickly

  • Crush the paper and stick it to the card board as shown in the below picture.

  • Doing so make a half pyramid.

Make a Volcano for Science Project Quickly

  • Now, once half pyramid is made, place the bottle inserted in the thermocol, on the pyramid.

  • Cover the whole bottle with the remaining newspaper using tape, so that a complete pyramid shape is formed.

Make a Volcano for Science Project Quickly

  • Using glue, stick medical bandage all over the volcano.

  • Let the glue dry and then paint the volcano in brown using water colors

Make a Volcano for Science Project Quickly

The volcano is ready. All that is left is making it erupt.

  • To make the volcano erupt, dilute a tablespoon of baking soda in water.

  • Add food color by diluting in a spoon with water.

  • Add couple of drops of liquid soap to this mixture.

  • Quickly stir and pour this mixture into the bottle.

Make a Volcano for Science Project Quickly

  • Now pour about 2 teaspoons of vinegar into the bottle to see it erupt.

Make a Volcano for Science Project Quickly

  • Check out the video below to understand the process better.

Hope this tutorial helped you.Good Day !


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Author: Meena Shaw15 Sep 2012 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

Very good. Is this Preethi in the video, if so, then who is in your profile pic?

And I also wanted to do resources on such interesting subjects for kid, but due to time and equipments (specially cam) I'm not able to do so!

But nice to see you, the kid, if you are so, doing these kind of resources! Best of luck!

You know what I made this project in school with a very small investment. I used all the house hold things...! And my sister used that in the science fair also! She got the first prize in school. :)

Best of Luck.

Author: Preethi Anusha15 Sep 2012 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

Wow good to know that she won.
Its not me in the video. Its my younger cousin. We shot the video for fun sake when I helped her make the volcano for her school project.

Author: Preethi Anusha15 Sep 2012 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

The one in the profile pic is myself Meena

Author: Meena Shaw16 Sep 2012 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

:) Well she's sweet! And thanks for your reply. Good luck! :)

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