Volcanic Activity at DES

Volcanic Activity at DES
Posted on 02/05/2020

In order to understand how the Earth’s surface has changed over time by natural processes, students in Mrs. Munford’s class at DES created a model of a volcano and its eruption. Students carefully measured ingredients needed to produce a chemical reaction (eruption). They watched in excitement as the red colored liquid (lava) bubbled out of their volcano and down the side. The class then discussed how this contributes to weathering and erosion over time. After the activity was complete, students answered questions regarding the results. Mrs. Munford stated “sometimes science concepts are hard to understand so I believe it is important to engage students in making and using models”. Students in Mrs. Munford’s class can now imagine what a volcano would be like in reality and how it changes the Earth’s surface.

 

Photo caption:  Volcano Model from left to right: Logan Yeldell, Isabella Roton, Addison Dyches

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