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Foaming Fountain

Foaming Fountain creates a colorful, exothermic reaction, making for one hot experiment.

$ 34.99

What's included
Ships January 16th

What's included

Your experiment box comes with everything you need to get started.

  • Rubber Gloves
  • Goggles
  • Labracadabra Magic Lab Shirt
  • Volumetric flask (500 mL)
  • Bottle of hydrogen peroxide (12 oz)
  • Bottle of blue dishwashing soap (1 oz)
  • Bottle of distilled water
  • Yeast (12 ounces)
  • Measuring spoon (1 tablespoon)
  • Food coloring
  • Plastic funnel
  • Plastic spoon for mixing
  • Plastic Bowl
Foaming Fountain

Instructions

All experiments should be performed with adult supervision.

Appropriate safety wear, such as googles and gloves, should be worn.

  1. This experiment requires hydrogen peroxide, so begin by putting on gloves and goggles and be sure to follow Alexa’s instructions closely.
  2. First, pour 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide into your plastic bottle. For safety, please be sure not to smell the liquid.
  3. Next, add 5 drops of dish soap and mix the solution by swirling it around in your bottle, as if you’re creating a whirlpool.
  4. Stop swirling and put your plastic bottle down. Next, we’re going to activate our yeast.
  5. In a separate cup, mix the yeast with warm water until it dissolves. Then put the mixture aside.
  6. Next, add a few drops of food dye down the side of your bottle—try different colors for different looks.
  7. Ready for the fun part? Take a funnel and pour the yeast mixture into your plastic bottle.
  8. Add some more food coloring to keep the colors flowing!
  9. You’ve created an exothermic reaction - which happens in jet engines during the combustion process. And with that, you’ve mastered the Foaming Fountain!