Monday, 24 October 2016

Convection Currents in the Mantle- demonstration

Grade Six students are investigating why plate tectonics happen. Using some food die, boiling water (to represent the hot magma near the core), ice (To represent the cooling at the crust) we tried to recreate the convection currents that move the lithospheric plates.

Here is a time-lapse video of our experiment. We tried three times- the third was definitely the most effective demonstration.

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