Igneous Rocks1 can evaporated milk (6 oz.)
1-1/2 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. chopped nuts
1-1/4 c. mini-marshmallows
1-1/2c. chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla
Grease an 8" or 9" pan. Combine evaporated milk with sugar and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring for 5-9 minutes. Remove from heat. Add remaining ingredients and stir gently. Pour into prepared pan. Let cool. (refrigerate) 1 pan (8") makes 30 (1") squares.
We found this recipe, along with links for lapbooks and other useful information here.
As we waited for this assignment to cool, we made a salt dough volcano. Eagle allowed his younger siblings to assist him in making his model. They were quite eager to flatten the dough for him. When he added the baking soda and vinegar, we didn't intially get the result we had hoped for, but regardless...they were able to see the volcano erupt a few times.
We then returned to our first project, which we ended up putting in the freezer to make the hardening process go faster. They enjoyed eating the Igneous Rock that was formed and they thought it was really cool how it peeled right off of the wax paper.
We are still waiting for our other Igneous Rock recipe to completely harden...wow, sometimes Lava takes a while to make Igneous Rock...but it will definately make for a nice snack later!
Tomorrow, he will be learning about Sedimentary Rocks and Fossils. So, we have another exciting day to look forward to. Friday, we will be going Fossil Hunting, something that my kids have always wanted to do!
***I did take a few pictures of our fun today, but unfortunately, my card reader is broken. We are heading out soon to work on Christmas Wish Lists, so maybe we'lll pick one up!