Erupting Volcanoes

The volcano science project is a fun engineering project in which student completely plan, design and create an erupting volcano.  Working in groups, 6th grade students investigated different chemical reactions in order to create a successful eruption.  This is an ending event to our volcano unit in which students have learned the causes of volcanoes and understand the building up of pressure (much like the volcanoes they create).  The ability to work with others is an integral part of this project.  Throughout the project choices must be made in design and responsibilities are delegated.  This year’s 6th grade class created some very unique volcanic themes.