Thursday, May 27, 2010

How Does A Volcano Work

Room 8 have been learning about how a volcano works.
We have drawn some pictures in Kidpix to show you how
a volcano works and erupts.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Volcano Experiment

To understand how a volcano erupts Room 8 have
conducted an experiment.

We recorded our experiment for school TV and are now
sharing it here on our blog.

If you watch our movie and follow the instructions you
could also do this experiement at home or in class.

Friday, May 21, 2010

What Does A Volcano Look Like?

Check out our Kidpix pictures of volcanoes!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Room 8 Makes A Model Of The Earth

Room 8 makes a model of the earth out of playdough
to help them understand how the earth is made up of

How Are Volcanoes Made

To understand how volcanoes are made we need to know what the earth looks like from the inside.
Jordan has drawn this picture in Kidpix to help us understand what the earth looks like.

The outer layer of the earth is known as the crust.

Under the crust is an intensely hot layer of dense rock called the mantle.

Inside this mantle lies the core, which is made up of an outer layer of liquid metal and a dense inner core of solid metal alloys.

The core is really hot, hotter than anything you know, it can be as high as 5000oC.

Heating and cooling that occurs in the core causes the magma from the mantle to rise near the surface of the earth. When it does force its way to the surface, it can cause earthquakes and form volcanoes.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Room 8 have lots of questions about Volcanoes that
they want to find out the answers to.

We will find out our answers though doing some research over
the next few weeks. Some of the ways we will find out our answers are:

* listening to the teacher
* reading books about volcanoes
* using google to search for our answers and images of volcanoes
* using youtube to watch how volcanoes erupt and work
* speaking to be people who know about volcanoes
* read and listen to other Pt England students blogs to see and hear what they are learning about volcanoes
* watching school TV
* conduct experiments to help us understand how volcanoes work
* draw, create an animation and make a model to hep us understand how volcanoes work

We are going to have lots of fun learning . Please read and watch our upcoming posts and maybe you will learn something new too.

Room 8


In term 2 our school will be learning about what
makes our earth MOVE and SHAKE.

Our key questions is " Why is our earth active?"

As we are learning about Volcanoes and how they work we
will be posting our stories and movies.

We hope you enjoy listening and reading our posts.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Wheelbarrow Races By Jessica

Wheelbarrow Races

Room 8 decided to have some fun. We went to the field
and with a partner made ourselves into the shape of a
wheelbarrow. Then we raced our classmates.
It was so much fun. Watch and see!

We wrote about how much fun we had.
Over the next few days our stories will be posted.
We hope you enjoy them.