Friday, January 31, 2014

An Explosion of Fun!

Our Hawaii Unit Study was a "blast" as we focused on volcanoes!

But before we get to that, here are some other interesting facts about Hawaii -

1.  President Barack Obama was born in Honolulu.

2. My youngest daughter's name is of Hawaiian origin ~ Kalia.
Funny Quote - After we looked at a picture of a Kalia tree, Carysse said, "Why did they name a tree after Kalia? Did they name a tree after me too?" :-)

3.  Protestant missionaries arrived there in 1820. They taught many Hawaiians about Christianity...what a blessing!

4. The Dole Pineapple Plantation is there. So, we decided to make what we call, Hawaiian Tropical Smoothie. It's made with Dole pineapples, pineapple juice, coconut milk, & strawberries...yum!

Now, onto Volcanoes!
 Hawaii is made up of many islands. The islands were created by volcanoes erupting at the floor of the Pacific Ocean.

During her playtime, Carysse made this model of a volcano using unifix cubes.

We had fun doing a volcano experiment.

Then Carysse described the experiment on a recording sheet.

This is a newspaper article about a volcano eruption the same week we were studying volcanoes!

Also, the girls enjoyed watching The Magic School Bus Blows Its Top which is about volcanoes & Kalia colored this volcano sheet.
Books Read - Welcome to the USA: HawaiiVolcanoesVolcano Explorers, &
Gopher to the Rescue! A Volcano Recovery Story


Stine said...

Amazing facts...I'm actually learning along with the girls.

Caryn said...

Me too, Mom! :-)