Northampton nursery children create volcano effect during experiment

Children at Bright Horizons Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre in Northampton recently took part in a scientific activity which saw them design a volcano and add ingredients to create an explosion effect.

The children observed as staff added lemon juice, bicarbonate of soda and food colouring for the chemical reaction to take place. The activity was part of Bright Horizons’ Growing Scientists programme which aims to help children identify scientific activities that occur in everyday life.

“This has all spun from the children’s interest in superheroes and rockets,” said Nursery Manager Michele Falconer. “The also used the iPad to look up videos of live volcanoes.”

Bright Horizons Wooldale Volcano