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Simplest way to build a volcano?

dd has to have one by thurs. morn. Was given assignment today, which I think is crazy. I'm not sure how I'm supposed to get this done without weekend time to do it! Any suggestions? What works best, dough, dirt or newspaper?

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Asked by sparrowprincess at 6:49 PM on May. 18, 2009 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • Paper machay(I know thats not how you spell it but you get it) get three balloons, blow then to a nice size, not to big so they don't pop. Put two on the bottom and one on top(like a triangle) then start doing the glue and newspaper strips, let it dry then pop the balloons then paint it. That is how I did it in 6th grade. Also put a metal or plastic tube inside, like a paper towel roll but plastic. for the liquid to go in. I bought the tube at michaels for like $3, but then again that was like 7 years ago.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:54 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • I had to do this for a project in 5th grade it was so much fun. My uncle built mine (it looked more like a mountain than a volcano) I would say you need a cardboard tube (from paper towel) use clay (brown, green or grey) and build around it. Use red dye, vinegar and an alkaseltzer (sp). Did I help any??

    Answer by Krystle21 at 6:55 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • oh yeah mine we used newspaper and painted it green but other kids in my class used playdough and it looked better than mine. Mine was big, it took 2 ppl to carry it. And make sure its in a tray (like a tupperware bowl or lasagna pan)

    Answer by Krystle21 at 7:04 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • I was at Michaels tonight (for my son's science project) and they have a lot of valcano stuff there. They are very helpful (and very smart) and can definately help you. Don't you hate those last minute assignments?

    Answer by BrendaMomOf3 at 3:44 AM on May. 19, 2009

  • You can also get ideas on the internet! Kid's science projects....volcanoes in particular.

    Answer by BJoan at 9:18 AM on May. 22, 2009

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