Year 5 have thoroughly enjoyed learning about volcanoes this week!

We talked about the different types of volcanoes, researched where volcanoes are found, how they are formed and why they erupt.

We then carried out our volcano project and made our own volcanoes in small groups. We started off with a plastic bottle and created our volcano shape around this using newspaper. Next, we used mod rock to finalise our volcano structure and finally painted them.

Then the fun began! We took our volcanoes outside and conducted the “eruption”. Using bicarbonate of soda and white vinegar we created a chemical reaction to mimic the eruption process.

Year 5 worked exceptionally in their groups; showing real team work, communication and scientific skills to carry out this project. It’s safe to say we had a blast!

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