Exploding Pumpkin Experiment

exploding pumpkinThis experiment is not for the faint of heart.  This chemical reaction has a serious kick.  I would only recommend parents conducting this experiment and kids watching from a safe distance.  Steve Spangler has a great tutorial.  I would try hard not to make the traditional hole on the top of the pumpkin.  It tends to blow out and softens the effect.  I would also follow Steve Spangler’s instructions carefully.  This experiment is serious; use extreme caution when conduction this experiment.