The children have been finding out about ‘Extreme Earth’. First they found out what is ‘under their feet’ and made a model of a hole in the ground, adding layers they would see – magma, rocks, clay, soil, dead leaves, grass.
They discovered why volcanoes erupt and that when magma erupts from the volcanoe’s crater, it is called lava. The children made their own volcanoes using playdough and mixed vinegar with bicarbonate of soda to see it erupt!
They found out about why earthquakes occur and watched what happens to buildings when the earth shakes. They also found out about a tsunami and a hurricane. They even made their own ‘hurricane in a cup’.