⁣Lesson Plan: How to Make a Non-Stop Lava Lamp at Home

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⁣Lesson Plan: How to Make a Non-Stop Lava Lamp at Home

Grade Level: K-12

Subject: Science

Duration: 60 minutes

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.3: Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments.

Lesson Objectives:
- Students will understand the principles of density, polarity, and chemical reactions.
- Students will learn how to create a homemade non-stop lava lamp using simple materials.
- Students will be able to explain the science behind the continuous motion of the lava lamp.

- Clear plastic bottle (e.g., 1-liter soda bottle)
- Vegetable oil
- Water
- Food coloring
- Alka-Seltzer tablets
- Flashlight or lamp

1. Begin the lesson by discussing the concepts of density, polarity, and chemical reactions with the students. Introduce key vocabulary terms such as solute, solvent, and effervescence.
2. Show the students a picture or video of a lava lamp to familiarize them with its appearance and function.
3. Explain to the students that they will be making their own non-stop lava lamp using simple materials.
4. Distribute the materials to each student or group of students.
5. Instruct the students to fill the plastic bottle about one-quarter full with water.
6. Add a few drops of food coloring to the bottle. Observe how the food coloring mixes with the water.
7. Fill the rest of the bottle with vegetable oil, leaving a small gap at the top.
8. Break an Alka-Seltzer tablet into small pieces and drop them into the bottle.
9. Observe the reaction between the Alka-Seltzer and water. The mixture should start bubbling and creating blobs that rise and fall like a lava lamp.
10. Turn off the lights in the classroom and use a flashlight or lamp to shine light through the lava lamp. Observe the colorful blobs in motion.
11. Discuss with students why this homemade lava lamp is non-stop compared to traditional lava lamps.
12. Allow students to experiment with different variables, such as the amount of water or the size of the Alka-Seltzer tablet, to see how it affects the continuous motion of the lava lamp.
13. Have students record their observations and findings in a science journal or worksheet.

- Observe students' engagement and participation during the activity.
- Review students' science journal entries or worksheets for understanding of the concepts and ability to explain the science behind the continuous motion of the lava lamp.

Common Core Labels Correlations:

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