17 April 2017
Children at Bright Horizons Rosehill Day Nursery and Preschool in Cheltenham have created mini volcanoes in an exercise part of the organisation’s Growing Scientists enhancement.
The children used paper maché to build their volcanic structures and then carefully mixed vinegar, bicarbonate of soda and red food colouring to create the eruption.
“Our volcanic activity was carried out following one of our children’s interest in volcanoes. The children really enjoyed building their volcanoes and watching what happens when they erupt,” said Nursery Manager Sarah Jones. “They were encouraged to guess what might happen when they added the different ingredients together – some children thought it might reach the sky!”
The Growing Scientists enhancement aims to help children identify scientific activities that occur in their everyday lives.