Monday, June 13, 2011

More Summer Science Studies

Today we started working with our volcano kit. The mold represents the three types of volcanoes. The first step was to paint the mold. We found from the get go that the material the molds were made out of the paint would not cling to very well. Hubby came up with the idea of covering the molds with air dry clay he had on hand. So tonight they will cover the molds and let them dry over night. Hopefully tomorrow Grace can paint them.

We did read a little bit about Greek and Roman myths of how volcanoes came to be as well as composite volcanoes. Once the models are finished we have the materials to make them erupt with lava.

1 comment:

Roan said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting about the Lamplighter books. I just finished A Peep Behind the Scenes, and it was great too! We loved listening to Sir Malcolm. I am starting The Hidden Hand next.

Have a great day!