Saturday, February 21, 2009

Olympus Mons

We take part in a Home-School Co-op made up of a bunch of other home-school families. This session Noah is taking a Science class on the planets. After studying Mars the kids each made their own salt-dough model of Olympus Mons. Sure, it's the LARGEST mountain peak in our entire solar system, but Noah's fit in an 8x8 pan. We made the volcano on Thursday but had to wait for Saturday for it to be dry enough to erupt. Micah and Noah were so excited to try the volcano out. Since scientists aren't exactly sure what lava on Mars would look like if Olympus Mons erupted the kids were supposed to dye their lava the color that they thought it might be. Noah chose green.
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