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Building Volcanoes

Do you know what the call the study of Earth and what it is made of? It is Geology and Oklahoma has its very own Father of Geology! Hall of Fame Member Charles N. Gould is known of as Father of Oklahoma Geology! Born in 1868, Charles Gould was an accomplished professor of Geology who made his way to Oklahoma in 1900 where he began to teach at the University of Oklahoma. He quickly made a name for himself as leading expert in Oklahoma geology. In honor of Charles Gould and the geology, today we will be learning about one of the coolest yet hottest topics in geology: VOLCANOES!

Supplies! Here are all the materials needed to do today’s activities.

  • Lemons
  • Food Coloring
  • Baking Soda
  • Toothpick
  • Kitchen knife (have parent or guardian supervision)

Watch This! Don’t know what a volcano is made of? No worries watch this CrashCourse video and learn the basic information regarding volcanoes! Then catch an episode of the Magic School Bus that discusses the ins and outs of volcanoes and how earth is constantly changing!

Arts & Crafts! Want to create you very own volcano at home? Why not gave a few household items and let’s go outside! Watch along as you learn how to make your volcano out of a lemon!

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Movie Time! This short musical tells the lava story between to volcanoes! Make sure you don’t miss out on such a lovely lava story!

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Storytime! The Magic School Bus Presents: Volcanoes and Earthquakes! Don’t forget you can also look for this book at your closest public library!

Check This Out! National Geographic has a great collection of videos and articles all related to volcanoes and the science around them. Some of may be a little too advanced, so be sure to ask an older sibling or guardian to read and watch alongside you!

Print This Out! These fun resources keep the volcano fun going!

Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope you enjoyed learning about Charles N. Gould and volcanoes, as well as creating your own volcano! Just goes to show how impactful Oklahomans can be! Be sure to come back next week to learn more about great Oklahomans.

Want to show us your artwork? We love to share here at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame! Please share pictures of your arts & crafts with us at pics@oklahomahof.com. We hope you have a lot of fun and hope to see back here next week!