The Value of Viscosity

Why do some volcanoes go "Kaboom" and others spew lava more slowly? Learn about how the chemistry of magma beneath the surface affects the style of eruption we experience on the surface by experimenting with peanut butter and honey.

Grades: K-5 (learners of all ages are welcome!)

  1. You will need: 
    • paper of different colors and patterns
    • glue or tape
    • scissors
    • yarn or string
    • markers or coloring supplies.
    • You can also print this worksheet, but it is not required.
  2. Click on the YouTube video below to join us for an activity.
  3. Complete a weekly challenge (or both) at home or in your neighborhood.
  4. Use the form at the bottom of this page to..
  • Send us your questions and 
  • Send us photos, videos, or your other creations!

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