Our Year 6 students recently enjoyed an incursion with Cecily from Australian Earth Science Education. The topic was ‘lava viscosity’.
The students were shown a presentation where Cecily shared her wealth of knowledge about volcanoes.
To conduct the investigation the students were put into their teams and given a clipboard and three different liquids to test. The students are familiar with ‘fair testing’ so they knew how to identify the different variables in this test.
The students put a blob of each liquid (tomato sauce, glue and honey) onto the clipboard, then elevated the clipboard to measure viscosity.
The students were easily able to identify the lava flows of a ‘shield volcano’ and a ‘stratovolcano’.
The students thoroughly enjoyed the activities that Cecily had prepared for us. Cecily is a regular visitor to St Emilie’s and Mrs Cogger highly values her expertise. Thanks Cecily and Australian Earth Science Education.