Children between the ages of 5 and 8 learned how to create an explosion simply by utilizing items easily found at their homes at Central Texas College on Thursday.

The students made “volcanoes” using baking soda and food coloring as part of the class “Bathroom, Backyard and Kitchen Magic,” for the campus’ summer 2014 College for Kids program. Then, using vinegar, they activated their projects.

Instructor Natasha Williams said the class taught students a practical approach to science, rather than a technical one.

“Science is hard for little kids to grasp because you’re talking about molecules and atoms,” Williams said. “But it’s still good for them to learn the different areas.”

Ivan Venne, 8, was eager to put his newly learned skills to the test back at his home.

“I want to pop the bottle again,” he said.

Conta​ct Erinn Callahan at or 254-501-7464.

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