PacSci Perspectives


PacSci DIY: Elephant Toothpaste

by | Aug 30, 2017

Want a tip for a party trick or try an experiment at home with your kids? Try this quick and easy science experiment, Elephant Toothpaste.

Here’s what you’ll need for the experiment:

  • 16oz. soda or water bottle (clean)
  • ½ c. 20 volume hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 packet of dry yeast
  • 3Tb of warm water
  • Food coloring
  • 1Tb of dishwashing soap
  • A cup
  • A funnel
  • A pair of goggles
  • A pair of gloves

Pour the Hydrogen Peroxide into the bottle, then add a few drops of the food coloring.

Add a tablespoon of liquid dish soap.

In a separate cup, mix the warm water and packet of yeast for 30 seconds.

Pour the yeast into the hydrogen peroxide and watch out!