06 February 2012

Volcanoes

We brushed against plate tectonics and volcanoes today in geography, and it's interesting stuff. We grabbed the Bible and read Genesis 10:25, about Peleg, read about the shifting of plates, and talked about some of the interesting things they do when they move into and away from each other. We read about volcanoes and Monkey wanted to know more, so we're watching some clips this evening too. Very interesting stuff.

Here's Monkey's narration:
When a volcano arises it causes the plates, when they are shifting, to go under another. Beneath the crust is lots of layers. The inner core is made of iron. The melted rocks are part of the inside heart of the earth.





1 comment:

Anne Chovies said...

The Mt St Helens eruption was amazing. I remember it being in the news for days. What I found most amazing was how fast life began to come back to the area. You can't keep it down. It was incredible.

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