Seventh Grade Earth Science Class At Madison Academy Set Off Volcanoes!Feb 3rd, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Education
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Mrs. Leigh Ann Browning’s seventh grade Earth Science class at Madison County has been studying volcanoes recently.
Each student researched a volcano around the world like Mount St. Helens, Kiluaea, Paricutin, or Mount Pinatubo. The students found it very interesting to learn so many facts about different volcanoes when each student presented an oral report about his/her volcano.
Current events were discussed as well since Mt. Merapi had just erupted and was being discussed in the news! The students loved getting a little messy in class when they made papier mache’ volcanoes around a Diet Coke bottle and then painted them. We invited the entire student body at Madison Academy to watch the eruption of all seven volcanoes.
The eruptions were created by the reaction of adding Mentos to the Diet Coke. Kaboom!!
So many younger students cannot wait to complete this fun scientific activity. In fact, you may want to try this at home!