Talking about Volcanoes in the Kindergarten Room

Talking about Volcanoes in the Kindergarten Room

During group time, Julie shared her experience of walking on an active volcano in Hawaii to the class which sparked discussions about what volcanoes are and how it’s even possible to walk on one. This was the beginning of our inquiry.

Throughout the week, the children would talk and ask questions about volcanoes to each other and went through books we have about volcanoes which answered some of their questions. They asked to make a volcano which we did using the papier mache technique. The children screamed with excitement when they witnessed an ‘eruption’ in the class thanks to the help of vinegar, baking soda and red food dye. During play time, some children even went to draw and paint volcanoes with lava coming out of the top of the mountain.

EYLF Learning Outcomes:
2.4 Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment
4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as inquiry

 

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