The volcano that wasn't really. It always makes me laugh when smart people act really stupid (sorry). The cheap $10 kit from USToys was molded on Monday and set to explode on Thursday night. We got all ready, set up the table - and discovered we needed Club Soda! I suppose I just figured it was going to "blow" without much assistance.
Helmets on, Mounted Bikes, Dad took them for a bike ride while I set out to purchase club soda - "Hey, Dad - Walgreens will have it won't they?" Of course, he says - it is just Club Soda...Well, Walgreens does NOT sell Club Soda - so I headed to the grocery store, bought the soda and went home to create a volcanic explosion...
The girls panicked - wouldn't even sit close (smart people acting dumb) they actually thought it was going to spew hot molten lava all over the place. Question for the kids "Do you really think I would be doing this in the kitchen if it was going to spew hot molten lava all over the place?" Apparently they did.
They kept their distance, we filled with soda, added tablets and watched it
WAIT FOR IT
BUBBLE. Yes it bubbled for about a minute
Rinse, Lather, Repeat -
and you have the least exciting volvanic eruption that has ever occured.
Lesson Learned: Next time buy the expensive kit or at least do a little research first.