Make A Lava Lamp

Make A Lava Lamp

Kitchen Lava Lamp Experiment


  • Skinny glass
  • Plate or tray
  • Small bowl
  • Water
  • Food coloring
  • Vegetable oil
  • Alka seltzer


  • Place the glass on the plate or tray to collect any spills.
  • Add water to the small bowl. Mix with food coloring until you see a bright color. Pour the water/dye mixture into the skinny glass.
  • Add the vegetable oil. Make sure to have 3 parts oil and 1 part water.
  • Crush the alka seltzer tab.
  • Add to the oil/water mixture.


  • Do the oil and water mix?
  • What will the alka seltzer do to the mixture?
  • If you used a different color dye, would it change the outcome?

Build Your Own Salad Recipe



  • 3 tablespoons oil: extra virgin olive oil, grapeseed oil, canola oil, vegetable oil, walnut oil, avocado oil, or sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar: white, raspberry, balsamic, apple cider, rice, sherry
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs fresh herbs: dill, basil, marjoram, parsley, oregano, thyme, mint,
  • 1 tsp optional add ins: finely minced garlic, finely minced ginger, finely minced shallot, finely grated parmesan, Dijon mustard, honey mustard, spicy mustard, honey, agave, maple syrup, soy sauce

Add all the ingredients to a mason jar and seal tightly. Shake until the dressing is thoroughly mixed.


  • 2 cups greens: arugula, butter head lettuce, baby kale, romaine, cabbage, spinach, green leaf lettuce
  • 1 cup vegetables: diced carrots, diced celery, roasted beets, cubed avocado, sliced cherry tomatoes, chopped broccoli, chopped cauliflower, roasted sweet potatoes, roasted squash cubes, cubed jicama, diced parsnips, roasted asparagus
  • 1 cup fruits: chopped mango, sliced strawberries, blueberries, chopped apple, mandarin orange sections, blackberries, raspberries, sliced pears
  • 1 tbs add ins: sunflower seeds, raisins, cranberries, walnuts, sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, cashews, roasted chickpeas

Add all the ingredients to a large bowl. Top with prepared dressing. Toss and enjoy!