Saturday, December 7, 2013
today i will tell you all about volcanoes!
let's see, should we start with the fun experiment, or the main post? maybe the post first!
ok, so you probably must have heard of the word "volcano"! if you haven't, i will tell you! so, volcanoes are plain old mountains, but they are a specific type of mountains. now, i hope you know that the earth is made up of 3 layers. the core, or center of the earth, is also in two parts. the inner core is mostly made of liquids. the outer core is solid metal. then we have the mantel. that is made of hot melted rocks. then we have the crust, which is the layer we r on right now! Volcanoes are openings in the earth's crust, and when they erupt, mantel flows out of them, and when it gets solid, it is a new rock! because the mantel is liquid rock, when it cools and becomes solid, it is normal, solid rock! A volcano, in Hawaii, blow most of it's top of when it erupted in 2009!
Now for the experiment:
Take any drink bottle(500ml is recommended), and bury it(half the way) in the ground. now, in a mixing bowl(get an adult to help), put red coloring, and vinegar, and empty it in the bottle(the bottle should fill halfway), then add a teaspoon of baking soda in the bottle, and see the "eruption"!! finally, HAVE FUN!
Sunday, January 20, 2013
As Salam O Alaikum everyone!
hope you well
I have begin this new series of posts everyday to give the young ones out there a change, and for them to learn things by experimenting!
a 500ml plastic bottle
red food coloring
to make it look more realistic, first burry the bottle half way in the soil and then follow the instructions below
what to do:
fill the 500ml bottle with water, add some food coloring (the water should become red in color), and screw the cap onto the bottle. (be careful to do the next part in a sink, or outside in your yard). now press the bottle, with the cap screwed on, press tight and tight. whilst pressing, unscrew the cap! you will see what happens!
what we learn:
what was this experiment about? if you guessed volcanoes, you are correct! if you want to learn more about volcanoes, check back soon for a post about volcanoes!