Science in the Cafeteria

The combination of hot weather and a classroom without air conditioning led us down to the cafeteria on Tuesday afternoon for a science lab to figure out some similarities and differences with volcanoes. Specifically, we tried to answer the question “Why do some volcanoes explode?” by experimenting with thin and thick “lava”. Ask your child why some volcanoes explode and others gently ooze. Challenge them to use vocabulary that we learned such as cone volcano and shield volcano.