A very excited Year 4 visited the National History Museum to participate in the Emergency Earthquake and Volcanoes Workshop!

We had a great time learning all about why earthquakes and volcanoes happen. We were introduced to Volcano Town which was debating if an earthquake or volcano could occur after there had been reports of unusual activity. We were introduced to specialised equipment that measures the movement of the earth’s tectonic plates to predict if an earthquake or volcanic eruption would happen. We got to see a mock eruption (using wax lava) to demonstrate what lava looks like once it has erupted and how quickly it can transform into a solid and create new rock! 

After lunch, we explored the volcanoes and earthquakes gallery and looked forward to travelling up the famous escalator through the Earth. However, it was out of order so to the stairs it was! In the gallery, we read lots of information about how earthquakes and volcanoes have impacted our earth. There were lots of case studies about different places around the world and how they have dealt with trying to prepare to deal with these natural disasters. One of the highlights was discovering a rock that had the same name as our teacher! 

It was then time to head back to school and reflect on all the interesting things we had seen and experienced during our day! We were exhausted after all those stairs!

Thank you to Mrs Healy and the parent volunteers who supported us on our trip! 

2 comments on “Earthquakes & Volcanoes At The National History Musuem

  1. Alexandra Y3 🥰😍❤ says:

    I love the Natural History Museum! I bet you had fun and learnt a lot.

  2. Sophia [Year 4] says:

    I Loved it!!!!

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