The Volcano

The other day we were reading a book that had a page or two about volcanoes, which really seemed to spark Conner and Logan’s interest.  So, being the lazy homeschooler that I am, I pulled up a YouTube video on volcanoes with Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Later that afternoon I was on the phone with Raphael, mentioning our volcano morning to him, when he asked if we’d made a volcano yet.  I replied with something along the lines of, “Good idea, I’m sure the boys would love for you to do that with them!”   😉   See how that works?!  Being a homeschool teacher is really all about delegating your responsibilities off to other people.

And wouldn’t you know, the very next afternoon at 5:00 (when it was still scorching hot outside), I found all of my men crowded around a little hill in our backyard sandbox.

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Raphael used red food coloring mixed in with the vinegar to create the “lava” look.

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We decided our first volcano was a bit underwhelming, so we tried it again with more vinegar and more baking soda!

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Yeah baby!  That’s much better!

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Then it was time to clean up and head inside to cool off.  Fun times!

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