Backyard Chemistry: Baking Soda and Vinegar Volcano {The Dynamo Rhino homeschool blog}

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Hello, friends!   Pizza box solar oven s’mores aren’t the only backyard scientific fun we’ve been cooking up this week.  The kids and I are sharing our baking soda and vinegar volcano today on our other blog, The Dynamo Rhino homeschool blog.

We would love it if you’d hop over there today to check out this fun backyard chemistry experiment.

From the post:

A few summers ago, while thrift store shopping, Jillian and I found a kids chemistry book and purchased it.  It has turned out to be some of the most valuable fifty cents I’ve spent in our homeschool.

The book is called Chemistry for Every Kid by Janice VanCleave (you can probably pick up a copy on Amazon, or keep your eyes peeled for a second hand copy like we did) – my kids and I love it!

We’ve had a string of gorgeous sunny days with little to no breeze.  That is perfect weather for backyard science experiments and the kids and I decided to kick the Summer off right with a volcano!

We loosely followed the instructions in the kids chemistry book, but the idea is a simple one, especially if you’ve ever done any kitchen table science experiments with baking soda and vinegar.

{Read the rest at The Dynamo Rhino … see you there!}

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About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at


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