Volcano Project

Year 7 Volcano Project

As part of their studies of the ‘Restless Earth’, Year 7 students have been investigating what causes volcanoes to erupt, the damage they can cause and how we can attempt to reduce the damage. To illustrate what an eruption looks like 7I3 made erupting model volcanoes. Pupils used plastic bottles, newspaper, glue and coloured tissue paper to make the volcano and vinegar, red food dye and bicarbonate soda to make the erupting lava. The pupils produced very realistic models; some even had mini trees added. Finally we videoed the volcanoes erupting. If you would like more details on how to make an erupting model volcano, please see Mr Roberts.


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