KJ's Kids: 2nd grader creates lava lamp with pantry items

Posted at 9:01 AM, Nov 21, 2020

The newest addition to KJ’s Kids, where local students shine in STEM education, is Camille Tolliver.

Camille is a 2nd grade student at Larchmont Elementary. The aspiring scientist showed us her love for science with this exercise.

Camille took on the challenge of creating a lava lamp. Her experiment was composed of several ingredients, most of them common household items like food coloring, seltzer, cooking oil and tap water, that she combined in a glass container.

Watch the video to see her lava lamp come to light.

S is for science, T is for technology, E is for engineering and M is for mathematics.

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