Magma Experiment

In reading, we read about volcanoes.  Here is an experiment you can do at home:


See Magma for Yourself!

You can model what's happening to the magma under the Earth's plates.

*With an adult's help, boil water in a pot.

*Drop a handful of raisins into the water.

*Watch.  You'll see the raisins sink and rise.  The water heates up at the bottomo of the pan and rises.  

It cools at the surface and sinks.  The raisins ride the currents.  The currents move like magma under

the Earth's crust.


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