Renaissance Village Academy

Soapy Plate Tectonics

On Thursday, Miss Nancy and the children gathered around an electric griddle to learn how plate tectonics work.  Miss Nancy came up with the idea of using soaps of differing opacity to show how magma would rise up through the ocean.
Everyone watched as Miss Nancy set up a styrofoam Pangaea, which slowly, but surely, drifted apart as the soap heated up and began to make little soap geysers within itself.