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Mount Tremont- Volcano Week

posted Mar 31, 2014, 11:28 AM by Tremont Eagles

On Thursday, March 24, 2014, Mrs. Amanda Petree’s first grade class displayed their volcanoes as part of a project they had began at the beginning of the week. They started their project by making volcano models out of play-dough.  To make the play-dough, they used 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of cooking oil, 1 packet of kool-aid, and some food coloring.  After they finished making their models, they gathered the materials needed to make the volcanoes erupt, which included:  2 cups of warm water, 4 drops of dish soap, and 3 tablespoons of baking soda.

After everything was in place, it was time to add the key ingredient, vinegar, which caused their volcano, which they named Mount Tremont to come to life and erupt. The first graders were thrilled when the volcano erupted because they were pleased to see their hard work pay off. 

Mrs. Petree had this to say about their volcano week, “These students worked very hard on their volcano project.  They were very enthusiastic about learning about volcano facts.  I am sure this will be one of their highlights of their year.

A couple first graders, who participated in the event, had this to say about their experience:

“My favorite part was making the play-dough.” – Abbie Leathers

“I learned how to follow recipes and how everything mixes together and explodes.” – Samantha Wilson