Backyard Science: Earth Day Lava Lamps

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – Justin Janssen, Curriculum Specialist, Greenfield Union School District, joined 17 News at Sunrise to share a backyard science experiment in honor of Earth Day.


  • Oil (Vegetable or Canola)
  • Food Coloring (Blue and Green)
  • Water
  • Cup
  • Alka Seltzer Tabs


  1. Fill cup ⅔ full with the oil
  2. Fill jar the rest of the way with water
  3. Add drops of food coloring, only use one color per jar.
  4. Add the tab of Alka-Seltzer in the jar

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