Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Lava Experiment

In our science book, Exploring Creation with Astrology, we learned that Venus is full of lava. To better understand lava, we did the following experiment.
  • Butter = rock
  • Saucepan/stove = heat
  • Bowl = volcano
  • Flour = land
We melted the butter to see how rock melts to make lava. We poured the butter on top of the bowl to represent how lava comes out of a volcano. The "lava" then ran down the sides and made tracks in the flour. After hours, the butter became hard again just as cooled lava turns back to rock.

1 comment:

Jenn said...

We did this one last year too! I love Apologia Science!