On Thursday, Saul asked if we could erupt volcanoes again on Friday! So, that's exactly what we did! We also had the pleasure of having Saul's sister, Riva, join us for the call!
Some of that same excitement from Wednesday remained, and we tested out a new way to do it as well.
We started by taking a quick look at one mythological goddess of fire/volcanoes.
I just wanted to share that even volcanoes have mythological stories, and in Hawaii, their Goddess of fire and volcanoes is named Pele. - Elyse
“Guys you know that volcanoes don’t have any things. So, volcanoes never know about things that don’t have any things because volcanoes are hot. Smoke volcanoes look like the lady.” - Saul
Trying the experiment in reverse
My vinegar was in the jar, so we decided to try the experiment "in reverse". Would it be the same? Would it erupt?
Maybe I’ll try doing it in reverse because the vinegar is already in my container. What if I add everything into the vinegar, and put the baking soda last. - Elyse
Planning for Monday and beyond
Have you ever put cornstarch in water? - Elyse
“To make ooblek?” - Riva
Did you like it? - Elyse
“Um yeah. I don’t really remember it because we did it at St. John’s when I was little; I mean young.” - Riva
I was thinking we could try that on Monday. It’s kind of a science experiment. - Elyse
“It’s a little soft and hard at the same time.”- RIva
We’re going to do something different that you can also put your hands in. - Elyse
“About a fire volcano?” - Saul
We’ll do a different experiment where you mix something called cornstarch with some water. - Elyse
“Well, it’s a type of volcano, but a different volcano?” - Saul
Do you think that the cornstarch and water will erupt? - Elyse
“I think that’s a different kind of volcano.” - Saul
Before we mix them, we’ll have to think about our hypotheses; what we think will happen. - Elyse
Do you remember that the Brown Room wants you to sew a scale for the dragon costume? The one that will go to Rainey Room with you?
We looked at the Brown Room's work for the dragon costume as we prepare to sew a scale for the costume. While we won't have the time to explore dragons, scales, costumes, etc. as in depth as the on-campus crew, it's exciting to contribute to this long-term project that will follow the children into the Rainey Room.