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Science with Sean: Pumpkin Volcano

You can cut different parts of leave it come out of the top.
You can cut different parts of leave it come out of the top.(WMBF WX)
Published: Oct. 5, 2019 at 8:22 AM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - It began with lattes...and now spread its spicy tentacles into an entire grocery list of yogurt, Oreos, jello, butter, almonds, deordarant, milk, Pop Tarts, mini wheats, Peeps, protein powder and dog shampoo. This week we add one more Basic thing, to the list, as we turn this multi faceted fruit into a spewing volcano.

Pumpkin Volcano
Pumpkin Volcano(WMBF WX)

Ingredients:

One medium to small Pumpkin

Vinegar

Baking Soda

Food Coloring

Dish Soap

About 5-10 drops of your favorite color
About 5-10 drops of your favorite color(WMBF WX)

Step 1: After the pumpkin is hollowed out, With parent supervision, clean out pumpkin of all seeds. Fill pumpkin with 3/4 full of water.

ProTip: Place pumpkin onto plastic container or tray so that eruption doesn’t cause a big mess.

Step 2: Add 10 drops of food coloring.

Step 3: Add 4-5 drops of dish soap.

Step 4: Add 1/4 cup vinegar.

Step 5: If you’re ready to activate the eruption, pour in 3 tablespoons of baking soda.

Start with 3 tablespoons and add more as needed to get it erupting.
Start with 3 tablespoons and add more as needed to get it erupting.(WMBF WX)

Feel free to try this with different size pumpkins. You may need to add more vinegar and baking soda if you have a larger pumpkin.

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