Thursday, April 23, 2009

Volcano Olympus Mons

          Yesterday the kids and I started their Volcano experiment for science by creating the volcanos out of salt dough.  They then let them dry overnight.  This evening the kids got to make the volcanos erupt.  They used a mix of vinegar, baking soda, dish soap, and water.  Everyone chose a different color of dye for their volcano.  Of course Keener was feeling left out (since she did not make a volcano), so I got her a measuring cup and let her mix the ingredients and cause a big foaming mess.  Thank goodness I did it outside.  They all had a great time and really enjoyed the experiment. In case you are wondering about the blog title; Olympus Mons  is the biggest known Volcano in our Solar system.  It is on Mars.  Here are some photos from the event.
Elizabeth's eruption                      Christopher's volcano
Rolo working!                                                Keener working.

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