In this activity, learners model hot spot island formation, orientation and progression with condiments. Learners squirt a thick condiment sauce on a coarsely woven fabric to model how volcanic island hot spots form.
Under 5 minutes
5 to 10 minutes
Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student
Ages 8 - 18
Almost any thick (non-runny) viscous sauce or condiment (mustard, ketchup, BBQ sauce)
Almost anything that squirts a viscous liquid like a condiment (squirt bottle, turkey baster, syringe)