We ended up partnering with his friend in his class, Drew. Jacob had his mind set on either a volcano that erupts or a rocket that shoots off. Such a boy! After discussing this with Drew, they decided on a volcano. His mom and I did some research online and Pinterest of course and came up with a plan. I was somewhat dreading this project because I knew a lot of the work would fall on mine and Sacia's shoulders. But Jacob's excitement kept me going. And honestly once Sacia and I gathered the needed materials, we really let the boys do the work. At this point it was hard to let go of some of that control. You know how it is...wanting to do it for them so it looks just "perfect". But we took a step back and let the boys take control. And they had such fun and did a great job! So proud of you Jacob for your desire to do this and your excitement to get it done!
|Jacob and Drew forming their volcano. We made the play-doh, made the brown coloring and they formed it around a large water bottle.|
Making the "chemical reaction"
|Preparing to funnel it into the volcano.|
|If you look closely you can see little army men they added for an extra effect. Their goal was to try to see if the eruption would knock them down.|
|It's explodes....army men still standing! And they added a Lego city to see if the city would get flooded by the "lava". Army men and Lego city won that one! :)|
|Here they are...recording their findings. We had to do five different explosions to see which combination of "chemicals" would produce the biggest eruption. And they recorded the result of each one.|
|They then typed and printed off their official results and started forming their board.|
Final product! They did such a good job!
They received a participation award and were happy with that!