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Volcanos - Go With the Flow

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Children use “eruptions” of baking soda and vinegar to explore how volcanos grow, how later lava flows overlap earlier ones, and how earlier flows influence the paths of subsequent flows.

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04/20/2018

A fun and unique activity

I was able to try this activity at a librarian/teacher continuing education class. A room full of adults were amused and delighted by the activity, and found it both informative and fun. It was challenging to cover the area of the "lava flow" with only one can of playdoh for the later eruptions, and then taking over someone else's volcanoes to explore the geography and history of it was useful and interesting.
What struck me about the activity is that it works well for a multitude of ages. A room full of adults enjoyed it. I can easily see middle school and grade school students enjoying it, as well (in fact, this is a program I'll be doing soon!). The suggestions for aging the program up and down on the activity are accurate and a good guide to follow.
Overall, super fun and informative!

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Volcanos - Go With the Flow

Volcanos - Go With the Flow

Children use “eruptions” of baking soda and vinegar to explore how volcanos grow, how later lava flows overlap earlier ones, and how earlier flows influence the paths of subsequent flows.