Our year nine students were tasked with making a model of a volcano as part of this term’s studies – and the results were very creative!

Interpretations included complex erupting structures and even smoke grenades but U4T Tommy Hunt’s cake replica turned out to be a real crowd pleaser.

Tommy used marzipan and icing for his construction and let classmates tuck in after his presentation.

Geography teacher Mrs Burke said: “This is always a popular homework project and I’ve have been very impressed with this year’s results.

“The students embraced the challenge and benefit greatly from producing practical solutions to the theories we learn about in class.”

The U4s have been studying plate tectonics which is the theory that Earth’s outer shell is divided into several plates that glide over the mantle, the rocky inner layer above the core.

As well as showing their models to the class, each student spoke about how and why they had used certain materials. They also explained how their particular model answered the brief set by Mrs Burke and submitted a written report.

Check out U4s interpretations of volcano cross sections, showing the structure and main features, and of course eruption!

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