Prep 4 Geography Comes Alive: Building Volcanoes to Explore Italy

Posted: 9th February 2024

Prep 4 have been studying Italy in their Geography lessons this term, so, to bring the topic to life, we made our own volcanoes. 

Volcanoes are an important part of Italy’s physical geography and we have studied where they are located in the different parts of the country, how they erupt and we have discussed the history around famous eruptions such as Vesuvius in Pompeii in 79AD.

To create our own models, we recycled a small plastic bottle, attached it to a cardboard base and wrapped pieces of newspaper around to form a graduated base. We then added more newspaper covered in PVA glue to mould the shape and to harden the base to reflect a real mountainscape.  

We will leave the models to dry over half term, then we will paint them and create real life eruptions inside them using bicarbonate of soda and vinegar. Watch this space! 

Madame Priest

Categories: Prep 4

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