Halloween Slime Pumpkin Volcano Experiment

Pumpkins with ghoulish faces and illuminated by candies are a sure sign of the Halloween season. The practice of decorating jack-o’-lantern originated in Ireland, where large turnips and potatoes served as early canvasses. In fact, the name jack-0’lantern, comes from an Irish folktale about a man named Stingy Jack. Irish immigrants brought the tradition to America, home of the pumpkin, and it became an integral part of Halloween festivities.

At the end of this laboratory activity, students are expected to:

  • identify the state of slime ingredients and the changes in the state of matter while making the slime
  • identify the chemical reaction involved in the mixing of vinegar and baking powder