Mock Volcanos in the name of Science!

In Year 11 Science, students have recently moved onto creating exothermic and endothermic reactions. 

Exothermic reactions release heat and energy into the surrounding environment whilst endothermic ones do the complete opposite and absorb the energy around them.

A prime example of an exothermic reaction that can potentially affect millions is when a volcano erupts and releases molten lava and volcanic ash. 

Anna took our Year 11 students outside of the lab to create their own mini volcanic eruptions which demonstrates that when tectonic plates diverge or converge volcanoes occur causing the know on effect of hazardous eruptions.