Exploding Volcano!

Today we enjoyed learning how to make a model of a volcano and make it explode like a real one!

We first made the volcano out of play dough. The play dough was moulded around an open bottle. When it had dried out, we painted it brown. Then we poured warm water mixed with a little red paint and added some washing up liquid and baking soda. It was mixed together.

Next we added a few splashes of vinegar……and watched what happened next. The vinegar reacts with the baking soda and the pressure builds up and explodes over the top……just like a real volcano! It caused great excitement!

       

 

Sharing knowledge on Dinosaurs- Our buddies visit.

 Liam, Amy, and Finlay from our P4K buddy class are all interested in Dinosaurs and were keen to visit our class to talk about what they know about prehistoric reptiles. Liam, in particular, is an expert on the subject. He brought along a few of his model dinosaurs from home to show P2T. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. We certainly learned more dinosaur names!     

 

Buddying with Dinosaurs

This week it was P4K’s turn to visit our classroom to help us with project art work. The children worked together with their buddies to create dinosaurs out of paper plates!  The results were very creative! Later we painted them and added details in scales, teeth and claws and and used them to finish off our colourful dinosaur wall display. 

     

 

Buddying with P4K

This year our buddies are P4K. Some of us have brothers or sisters in this class. We meet most Fridays for a joint activity and over the weeks we are gradually getting to know our new buddies. P4K have been learning about pirates and this week we all made pirate flags. We had a good laugh making up our pirate names!