Friday, 19 December 2014

Play Dough Volcano Models!

You're never too old for play-dough, even at A2, so the last few lessons of term we decided to use it to learn about our two volcanic eruption case studies: the 2002 eruption of Nyiragongo and Eyjafjallajokull.

The challenge was to not only model the volcano but make a scene of what took place and annotate it with the nature, impacts and responses to/management of the event. Check out the models my students made! It was boys vs girls, can you guess who made which?

Here is Eyjafjallajokull with its huge plume of ash and fissure eruption. They decided to leave out the overlying ice cap as it was difficult to model, I think the newspaper round the sides is to represent ice.

Nyiragongo was double sided to show the internal structure of the stratovolcano on one side and the surrounding national park and town that was impacted on the other side:

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