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Year 5 & 6 Geology workshop

Year 5 & 6 Geology workshop

On Friday 17th May, Years 5 and 6 were joined by Dr Robinson (a parent volunteer and geologist) for Geology workshop. This workshop followed on from her previous visit.  

The children took part in a five practical investigations using physics, geology or chemistry. These activities include making a lava lamp, edible geodes, making a volcano, making fossils using salt dough and studying Pangea.

The edible Geodes were made from creating an icing ‘rock’ and filing it with boiling sugar.

To make the lava lamps the children got a cup of water (with a drop of food colouring) and a cup of oil. They then put them into the same glass jar, and added an Alka-Seltzer. The children loved watching the bubbles form and studying what happened in the chemical reaction!

For the volcanos, the children covered a coke bottle with lava coloured paper. As the big finale of the afternoon Dr Robinson added mentos to the coke to see huge explosions!

We would like to thank Dr Robinson who very kindly took some time out of her busy schedule to visit and organise a fantastic day for our children. Thank you!