Raisin lava lamp
An easy way to make a lava lamp at home
Want to wow your kids with an incredibly simple lava lamp? Check out this quick and easy experiment!
Warning! Only under adult supervision.
- sparkling water;
Carefully pour some carbonated water into a glass. Toss in some mini raisins. The raisins begin to rise and fall – it looks like a lava lamp!
Raisins have a rough surface. The carbon dioxide dissolved in sparkling water is actively released on this surface. Bubbles of gas accumulate on the surface of the raisins and lift them up. As soon as they reach the surface, the bubbles burst and the raisins fall. More carbon dioxide forms on their surfaces, and the cycle repeats.
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