NAME: JUWEIRIYA SENGA
COURSE: PRE AND PRIMARY TEACHER TRAINING DIPLOMA COURSE WITH SPECIALIZATION IN TEACHING ENGLISH
PHASE: SEVEN AND EIGHT
Plan an activity in project form with specific instructions using appropriate
2. The Project should specify:
A) The materials used
B) The utility of the materials used (i.e. why such materials are being used)
C) The project in detail
( i) the level the project is suitable for.
(ii) The length of time required for the project.
(iii) The subject(s) being taught through that project.
A VOLCANO PROJECT- (SCIENCE PROJECT)
The topic area is rich enough to support projects at all grade levels, but ...view middle of the document...
That's why the amount of flour and water is shown as variable. Second, having sides around the volcano helps keep the "lava" in part 2 of the project contained. However, if having sides is not desired, then a substitute of flat piece of cardboard, or even some thin plywood for the box as a stable base for the model volcano. Finally, any paint will do, but a water based acrylic is recommended for the easy clean up. They also dry quickly with little need to vent paint fumes. Green, blue, yellow, red, white and black or brown provide plenty of variety. We cut the bottom out of a small Styrofoam glass to use for mixing colors and dispensing the paint.
INSTRUCTIONS USING APPROPRIATE MATERIALS
Get a medium size box and mark where you want to cut the sides.
Cut the box, but do not discard the sides.
Place the bottle in the box and draw a circle around its base big enough for the bottle to slip through.
Cut the box sides into about 1 inch strips.
Cut the hole and make sure the box fits over the bottle.
Cover the bottle with a small plastic bag to keep building materials from sticking to the side of the bottle.
Make a volcano structure around the bottle with 1 inch cardboard strips that were left over from the cutoff sides of the box. Use staples to hold the strips together if desired, put plenty of tape around the crater of the volcano, and do not to cover the top of the bottle up.
Mix about a cup of flour with enough water to make homemade paste. It should be about the consistency of elmer’s glue.
Cut or tear several dozen 1 inch strips of newspaper, leave at least a sheet or two to put under the box to make the cleanup part easy.
Holding one end of a newspaper strip, drag it through the paste and gently squeegee off any excess glue with fingers on your other hand. The goal is for the paper to be wet, but not dripping with glue.
Add each glue-soaked strip of newspaper to the volcano support structure, gently smoothing each down as you go. If the forming mountainsides get too much glue on them, just add some dry strips to soak it up.
Continue until there are several layers of newspaper strips over the entire mountain, and on the bottom of the box.
If you picked a larger bottle, you may need to mix more paste and cut more paper strips to get to this point, when done clean up and let the model volcano dry.
Green makes a great start for grass, trees, etc. Brown can be used for that. Sky is blue ... etc. Paint the volcano to make it as realistic as you can.
Let the paint dry first.
Decorate the volcano to make it look more realistic. Add rocks, sticks for fallen tree-trunks, bushes, maybe even houses from a monopoly set, etc.
TO MAKE IT ERUPT
1/4 cup vinegar (up to a cup if you have a large bottle)
2 tablespoons baking soda
Cherry jello granules
Mix the baking soda and jello crystals until pinkish in color and use a funnel to get the mixture in the bottle. Get ready for the erupting volcano, use a funnel to...