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This was purchased for our 7-year-old daughter who LOVES science and nature. With this kit, you create the 'volcano' out of a plaster material and molds, and then you can mix the 'lava' and watch what happens. Watching the transformation of the colors of the volcano itself is almost as cool as the lava flow. It starts out as a plan plaster color, dries with neat brownish tones, then seems to get bleached when the lava flows over it. But overnight, the volcano turns into a spectacular sight with colors and textures.
The lava flow is easy to create and you can do it multiple times (until you run out of citric acid). We experimented with the amounts of each ingredient to see what effect it had, and the kids had a great time.
Review of Scientific Explorer Lava-Blasting Volcano Kit
I am a classroom teacher, so I needed something that I could use over and over again. Making the plaster cast was very easy and the way it dried was AMAZING! It looked like I hand painted it. There were variations in the brown colors and the greens that came out were gorgeous. The only disappointment came when the lava came out of the volcano. It just kind of oozed out and took off the beautiful finish on the plaster! I do have to say, though, when it dried overnight again, it dried with neat red streaks, so it doesn't look so bad. The kids (10-11 year olds) thought the volcano was neat to look at, but they wished it was more explosive.
Some alternate spelling variations of this product:
volcanoes, volcanos, eruptions, science, earth science,
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