After playing in the sandpit making a pretend volcano the children wondered, “how volcano burst with oozing hot lava?” 

Whilst the children engaged with the educator and debated some interested outcomes, they decided to do some research.  Together they found an informative video explaining the cause and effect of volcanic eruption. 

The educator proposed “Do you think we can do this ourselves?”  Our little scientists roared with excitement and dashed off to participate in their science experiment. The children combined the vinegar, and baking soda and ta-da (non-toxic) chemistry reaction at its finest.

The children had a blast engaging in the scientific experiment that provided wonder, engaging in their senses, and enhancing their natural curiosity while allowing them to investigate and learn more about the world around them.