Monday, April 19, 2010

"This term is going to be awesome". It was the first day of school and guess what we are learning about? Our topic is called Active earth. It is about active volcanoes. Some keywords are fault line, tectonic plates,earthquake and pumice.

Do you know how a volcano erupts? Well the magma inside the mantle struggles to get out so it goes out in the cracks.

Here are some facts to get you started:

1:Did you know that the biggest volcano in the universe is on Mars.

2: Did you know that a volcano on the coast of Italy erupts every 20 minutes! It is known as the Mediterranean Lighthouse.

3: Every year 20 to 30 volcanoes erupt.

4:Mauna Loa (a Hawaiian volcano) Hawaii is the largest live volcano on earth. One eruption lasted one and a half years.

5: Did you know that volcanoes are named after the Greek god named Vulcan. He was the roman god of Fire and Metalwork.

6:Mount St Helens is 4,500 years old-young for a volcano.

7:Tsunami is Japanese for wave breaking in the harbour.

8: The worlds newest Island appeared near Tonga in 1995.

9: Most of the worlds volcanoes are under the sea.

10:The Romans believed that spas had healing powers.

11: There are no volcanoes at all in Australia.

12: To keep Volcanoes Dormant the Aztecs fed them women.

13: The volcanoes on Venus may still be active.

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  1. Hi Selena,

    I really liked your post on the topic, Active Earth. It was a creative but also interesting post. Great job Selena! My favourite part of Active Earth was when you had explained all of the facts..But the best one out of them was when you had written" Did you know that the biggest volcanoe in the universe is on mars" I didn't even know most of those things. You must really like volcanoes a lot , to know all of that stuff.
    The first day of school was great wasn't it. if you would like to read any of my posts type in this: or just click my name up above and it will lead you to my blog.
    Once again Selena Great post. This term is going to be great!

    Well bye for know,
    Yours Sincerely,

  2. Hi Selena
    I'm so glad you liked being back at school. I really enjoyed it too.
    I'm so happy with all the learning you've displayed here. Well done & keep up the great work.

  3. Hey Selena,
    My name is Meghan and I attend the University of South Alabama, which is in Mobile, Al. I have to say that I really enjoyed reading your post on volcanoes. You posted some very interesting facts on them that I never heard before now. Keep up the great work, and stay interested in Science!! It is what I plan to teach!

  4. Hello Selena,

    I am very proud of you and the work that you have been doing.I hope you keep up the work and keep making me proud. Well done Selena!!!


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