While using Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Astronomy, one of our recent activities was to simulate lava and its action. This is to help understand what occurs on Venus.
This simulation allowed the girls to see what happens when the liquid lava goes over the side of a mountain or along the ground, carving out valleys or canyons. It also allowed them to see how the lava cools and changes state to a solid.
This was a simple activity. It didn’t work as well as I would have liked but it did the job just fine and allowed us to use many of the words we have been learning to describe what we were observing.
This is today’s Middle School Monday post. Our middle school student participated in this, writing our her observations on a notebooking page. It was just as effective for her, even if she might have known the information ahead of time, because it allows her to actually observe what occurs and to put it into words.