Nestle Family Summer Block Party: Day 2

Are you having fun at the Block Party so far? Thanks to all of you who commented on yesterdays post and have strolled to the other sites participating! Each blog is featuring Summer tips with different themes daily, so make sure you visit them to read (and enter their giveaways, too!).

Nestlé Family Summer Block Party

The Not-So Blog

For today’s Backyard Science Project, it’s time to get messy! Who doesn’t love a good volcano, right? I found a great protocol for a backyard volcano from FamilyEducation.comHere’s how to get started:


Baking pan, Soda bottle (16 or 20 oz.), Moist soil, 1 tablespoon baking soda, 1 cup vinegar, Red food coloring
and the great outdoors!

Place the baking pan on the grass, and set the soda bottle in the middle of the pan.  Mound and shape the moist soil around the bottle to form a mountain. Bring the soil right up to the top of the bottle’s opening, but don’t get the soil inside the bottle.  Next, pour one tablespoon of baking soda into the bottle.  Color one cup of vinegar with red food coloring and pour the colored vinegar into the bottle. Stand back and watch red foam spray out of the top and down the mountain like lava from a volcano!


Your reward for attending today’s block party?  Another great prize pack from Nestle!  Today’s package includes:

An assortment of FREE coupons from the following brands:

JUICY JUICE®, OVALTINE®, EDY’S®/DREYER’S®, CARNATION® Breakfast Essentials, WONKA®, STOUFFER’S®, NESQUIK®, TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Cookie Dough, TOLL HOUSE® Morsels, DRUMSTICK® Sundae Cones and NESTLÉ® Pure Life

How to enter:

1. Tell me what was your favorite science project you did as a child?  Or what has been your child’s favorite science lesson?

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog and NESTLE FAMILY (10 extra entries).

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Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on July 21st. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

The Block Party is sponsored by Nestle Family.  I was compensated for participating in this series, but all opinions remain 100% mine.


  1. Barbara Long says:

    My favorite science project was about static electricity.

  2. Nancy S. says:

    My son did a science project where we did a survey about whether kids preferred “Kids” toothpastes.

  3. Nancy S. says:

    I follow you on twitter and I tweeted.

  4. Sandra Gray says:

    My favorite one was definitely when we made peanut brittle in our beakers in chemistry class. There was a scientific point to it (it wasn’t just to learn how to make peanut brittle in beakers), I just don’t remember what that principle was. I definitely do remember that we got to eat it and it was pretty tasty.

  5. I once did a science fair project about optical illusions. It was fun!

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