One of the coolest science projects I remember doing as a kid was the infamous baking soda and vinegar volcano. All-in-all this simple experiment using all household ingredients promised an exciting non-toxic reaction – which it did repeatedly without fail. Spending hours creating a realistic-looking volcanic peak out of clay seemed ridiculous considering the real pleasure came from dumping the ingredients inside it. I’m sure there was a lesson in there somewhere about how chemicals react with one another, but as any sixth grade boy bent on destruction could tell you: ‘who cares, it’s COOL!’

What say you?