Today we started a unit on volcanoes and section on the volcanic activity in Iceland. Part of it was building a volcano. It got the kids interested.
We built a playdough volcano around a water bottle. We lerned some things,
- homemade playdough is moist, soft, and slides. Use plasticine, clay or store playdough.
- The instructions we have are only enough for a water bottle, not a pop bottle.
- Runner has good ideas, orange crush is a good lava (instead of water with red food colouring.
- One 2 liter bottle of pop, gives several eruptions.
It was good to start the day building it. Indy helped by pouring the ingredients into the mixing bowl. Waiting for their friends to get home from PS made them very productive and put on a good show that all their friends like...with comments like "Wow, your school is fun" Runner wants to build bigger one showing the ring of fire and volcanic hotspots.with smaller volcanoes that can all erupt...Dad needs to help I think.