Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Homemade Volcanoes

We are studying the Middle Ages in History this year using The Mystery of History Vol. 2.

So, of course we studied Pompeii, and of course, we had to make a volcano.

A quick trip to the local craft store and 10 pounds of clay later...

And a trip to the grocery store for baking soda and vinegar. The cheap stuff.

It's such an easy chemical reaction.

Over and over again.

Wash out the volcano and tray and do it again another day!

It's the craft that keeps on giving!

I like how it really shows what happens too.  It's a good depiction of what happened to Pompeii if you imagine the brown vinegar being ash and mud.

I've been to Pompeii as a teenager, have lava earrings and a necklace from the actual Mt. Vesuvius.

It's such an amazing story of archaeology, anthropology, history, and geography.

I like combining my "gy's and phy's"

The Lunch Lady

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