Lava Lamp Science Project Materials. Another Fun Density Project: See how three variables affect the density of water. We love watching the bubbles in a lava lamp dance.
What can you do with all this information? Liquid motion lamps (which most people know as "lava lamps") have been around for decades. Lava lamps are simple to make.
We love to explore science with common items found around the house.
Contributed by the Chi Epsilon Mu (XEM) Chemistry Club at Austin Peay State University.
A store-bought lava lamp operates when a mixture of paraffin, mineral oil, carbon tetrachloride and dye is. You can experiment fairly safely with things like rubbing alcohol and mineral oil or lamp oil. Plus, our supplies lists usually contain only free or cheap materials you can source from home!