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Science lessons. Volcanos (2)

Tomorrow we’ll have our session with Ivan, and I expect you to switch into your volcanic personality mode.

Your pronunciation with Molly’s help will be excellent, so be ready to impress us.

Lava, vent, epicenter, earthquake…

When we come into the room be ready to introduce yourself.

Some slides I found on slide share to help you remember who you are. You can always go back to the volcanic eruption song.

I would  have liked to tell you who the authors are of these excellent power point presentations, but I could not find their names.

25 Novembre 2009 Posted by | Science | | 5 comentaris

“Better late than never”: jokes for the late weekend.

Next Thursday we shall continue our earth and volcano lesson, and on Friday, Molly will come to class with some Yummy news. Let’s prepare for those events with a good laugh.

Some of you had problems with this sound


Can you find it in the following words?

earth, birth, death, health, teeth, think,

Now that you can pronounce it properly, let’s hear the joke.

What is Mother Earth’s favorite food? RECYCLED GARBAGE

Lava, magma, eruption, earthquake.

Mom and Dad Volcano:
What did the dad volcano say to the mom volcano?
Do you lava me like I lava you?

volcanoes_tshirt-p235652755451019644y5kz_400Finally, and as some of you have a sweet tooth, here follows a nice volcano cake and a recipe to make lava with lollipops.

If you are a good cook the result should be something like this:

FF0801CAKE_volcanoHere follows the recipe:

You don’t have to be a geologist to appreciate the wonder of this exploding volcano.


  • 1 dome cake (baked in a 4-liter bowl, such as Pyrex)
  • 1 dome cake (baked in a 2-liter bowl)
  • 1 baked cupcake
  • 3 to 4 cups chocolate icing
  • 1 to 2 cups nondairy whipped topping
  • Lollipop Lava (recipe below)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light Karo syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Red food coloring


  1. Arrange the cakes and cupcake as shown, using frosting to secure them in place. Trim the top dome cake as shown, then cover the cakes with the icing. Just before serving, drop a cloud of whipped topping around the crown of the cake and add Lollipop Lava.
  2. Lollipop Lava: In a heavy saucepan, bring the sugar, syrup, and water to a boil (parents only). Continue boiling until the mixture reaches 295 degrees on a candy thermometer.
  3. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the food coloring until the desired shade is reached. (Tip: If you don’t have a candy thermometer, melt crushed lollipops or hard candy in a saucepan over medium low heat.)
  4. Allow the liquid to cool one to two minutes before pouring it in randomly shaped spews and puddles onto a foil-covered cookie sheet. Let the lava cool completely before removing from the foil

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16 Novembre 2009 Posted by | Science, vocabulari | , , | 3 comentaris

Our blog is growing, Ivan, your new Science teacher has joined in.

Today,  in the blog, Emili showed you how to use Google to get a street view of the streets of Palma. In the meantime,  in Science lessons you are investigating the world you live in  from a different perspective, studying the  layers of the Earth. Imagine you are travelling to the very centre of the earth, what would you find? How do we know what the earth is made of?

On Thursday we’ll work with these two pages. They are materials published by Oxford University Press to introduce science concepts in English . Next year you will study Science in English, so it is about time to start. Have a look at these two pages before Thursday.

We want to be environmental friendly and reduce the amount of paper we use, so we are not going to give you photocopies of this unit. We’ll be working in the computer room, so you will have the screen in front of you. You will also be able to use on line dictionaries. Remember to bring a set of headphones to listen to audio materials.

Can you think of any famous volcano?

When was the last earthquake you heard of?

In this excellent website from a British school, Woodlands Junior High School, you will find information about volcanos.

Explore the site:

Your English teachers are  not  experts on volcano eruptions but they like very much to sing along, so we have looked for a nice song for you.

Good pronunciation practice!

For those of you who want to do a bit of extra work let’s see if you can copy the lyrics… it’s optional.. but if you do it post it to the blog.

Ingles Tierra1

Ingles Tierra2


10 Novembre 2009 Posted by | música, Science, video activity | , , | 28 comentaris