Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Volcano!








We've (Denver and Sienna) started a little unit study on volcanoes, after visiting Mt Tongariro and going up Ruapehu a couple of weeks ago. Today we looked at the layers of the earth...crust, mantle, liquid and solid core. We made our own 'earths' from playdough to show the layers. The girls also did some handwriting using the letters that make up 'VOLCANO', and Denver did a math worksheet. This afternoon we are watching 'Volcano - The Coast is Toast' (ha, Denver cracks herself up saying that), and making lava cakes.

2 comments:

Jen said...

very clever
sounds like a good day :)

Sarah of 'Catching the Magic' said...

Totally cool playdough creations of the layers of the earth! Great pics and sounds like a fun and creative learning experience (and how wonderful to actually have been on a real volcano for some snow action too!!). x

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Loving words clutch crimson roses,
Rude words sniff and pick their noses,
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Short words stand on cardboard boxes,
Common words tell jokes and gabble,
Complicated words play Scrabble,
Swear words stamp around and shout,
Hard words stare eachother out,
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Till at last the morning comes,
Kind words give out farewell posies....
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