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Spring SAVY 2018, Day 2- Earth Explorers (1st/2nd)

Posted by on Monday, February 5, 2018 in Grade 1, Grade 2, SAVY.

Day 2 in Earth Explorers was all about VOLCANOES! With we quick recap about tectonic plate movement, we delved into how rock is made and destroyed in Earth’s mantle. Then we discussed how volcanoes play a role in this process. Vents that release hot lava, volcanoes can come in many shapes and sizes. They also can be explosive (Diet coke and mentos) or effusive (ketchup and baking soda), but the process always depends on bubbles created in the magma chambers. Bubbles plus pressure equals a volcanic eruption!

As volcanologists, we built our own volcano models and identified different types of volcanic rock. We hope the students had as much fun as we did exploring these earth structures! Next week we will discuss how these structures can slowly change (and ultimately be destroyed) over time.
Chelsea and Tyler