Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I LAVA YOU!

We learned about volcanoes this week and the girls LOVED IT! We did a lapbook, built a volcano, and even woke up one morning and watched the Magic School Bus Blows Its Top. You can find this video here. We still have one more day of our school week though. So we're going to erupt our volcano and then also do the Diet Coke and Mentos experiment. The girls have wanted to do this for a while and I've been waiting for the perfect occasion. You may say that a volcano doesn't really shoot up that high, but it does. A volcano can shoot up as high as 300 feet! At the end of the week, I look back and say, "Wow - I love watching the girls learn." Kylee said she wanted to be a volcanologist when she grows up. I know that could change in a couple of weeks, but I was glad to know she was so interested in what she learned this week. Today I even gave them a certificate of appreciation awarded to them for becoming an outstanding "Junior Volcanologist." Pictures are below of our week and also instructions for the volcano. :)




Instructions for volcano:
• Bottle, can be snapple, plastic soda, just about any size
• A Cardboard box
• In the bottle, have your kids mix together 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup baking soda, three tablespoons dishwashing liquid, and a few drops of red or orange food coloring.
• Pour in 1/4 cup of vinegar, and stand back. Everyone can watch the volcano erupt.
Ingredients for making the dough:
• Six cups of Flour
• Two cups of Salt
• Two cups of Water
• Four tablespoons of cooking oil


1 comment:

  1. It is great when kids get into what they are learning and develop that passion for learning. Looks like a wonderful week was had by all. One of my favorite keepsakes is some volcanic ash my penpal sent me when Mount Saint Helen's errupted--it came in a little bit of plastic wrap. I thought it was the neatest thing.

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