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Homeschool Science Lava Lamp

I’m constantly on the lookout for new ways to educate while entertaining my sons. The younger boy enjoys experimenting with things and learning how things work.

This involved taking things apart quite often when he was a younger child.

He now enjoys manipulating electronics to see just how much he can do or create with said electronic device or game.

But that doesn’t mean this Mama doesn’t keep an eye out for something fun to do for our hands-on unschooling activities from time to time.

Today I’m sharing one of our quick fun science sessions we had a month or two ago …

We made a homemade “Lava Lamp”

I apologize in advance for the lack of excellent photos. We were having so much fun, I didn’t quite capture every moment in the pictures!

BUT you can scroll on down, buy the supplies, and make this with your kids so that you can capture your own memories in photos!

Watch our Homemade Lava Lamp Erupt

This fun science experiment will show your kids how hard it is to get water and oil to mix. Spoiler alert – they won’t ever mix. My son tried. He mixed and shook and gave it all his night but nope – oil and water do not mix ever!

This is a fun way to enjoy teaching your kids about chemicals and how things react or act when placed together. While you can’t keep this on the nightstand for a true “lamp”, it’s a truly fun experiment to enjoy with kids of all ages!

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