PROCESSES THAT SHAPE THE EARTH
Class 206 have explored a variety of landforms found on Earth. Using Google Maps, they listed all the landforms they could find in Myanmar. They discovered many deltas, peninsulas, bays, rivers, lakes, mountains, plains and even an extinct volcano called Mt. Popa. Using fine motor skills, they replicated these landforms on a cardboard map.
Building Erupting Volcanoes
How does land change? And what causes it to change? Class 2006 have been learning that Earth events can occur quickly and slowly. To explore the former, we headed to the Science lab to build erupting volcanoes.
OBSERVING THE SLOW CHANGES OF LAND BY EROSION IN THE SCIENCE LAB
We noticed that volcanoes can change landforms in a fast way. But land can also change over time. Wind and water are powerful factors that erode land and changes its shape over time. We headed to the science lab to observe how a mountain (sand hill to accelerate the process) can erode and eventually change shape over thousands of years.
How can you stop a landslide?
Class 206 headed to the Science lab to test and compare multiple solutions for preventing erosion. Mystery Science taught us that the roots of trees naturally hold soil together to prevent landslides. Dead leaves that fall on the ground create a canopy that collects raindrops so that the soil doesn't absorb an excessive amount of water. Our students tried out brilliant engineering ideas to prevent their mini mountain from eroding. Watch our video below!