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PostHeaderIcon Hi World !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are students from gutenberg schule, we are in 4th. grade “s” and we love our school.
It`s very nice because it`s big and it has a huge backyard, where we can play and study, especially science.
Science is very nice, we like to study the animals, the water, the earth and we really enjoy doing experiments.
Our teacher takes us outside to see everything and discover the things that are in the book, the homework are very easy and we also sent them by mail.
We are happy learning english and studying science.

 

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PostHeaderIcon THE VOLCANOES

The volcano is a mountain that erupts lava by an opening that is at the top. The Cotopaxi is a volcano that erupts and it’s one of the important mountains in Ecuador.

When the volcanoes erupt, people , animals and houses get destroyed and our environment gets damaged by the lava, the hot magma, volcanic ash and gases that escape from below the surface.

 

The volcanoes are extinct, active, dormant and intermittent.

EXTINCT VOLCANOES: Extinct volcanoes are the ones that will not erupt again because there is not longer a lava supply in the surface such as the Hawaiian – Emperor seamount chain Hawaiian – Emperor seamount chain in the Pacific Ocean, Hohentwiel, Shiprock and the Zuidwal volcano in the Netherlands. Edinburgh Castle in Scotland

ACTIVE VOLCANOES: The active volcanoes are those that erupt regularly. Here in Ecuador, we have right now Tungurahua volcano, the same that is in an eruption process nowadays.

DORMANT VOLCANOES: The dormant volcanoes are the ones that have not had an eruption in a long period of time but that can erupt again, as the Yellowstone volcano.

INTERMITTENT VOLCANOES: The Intermittent volcanoes are the ones that erupt at fairly regular time periods such as the Mount Asama, the Mount Etna and Hualalai.tna, and



 

PostHeaderIcon PARTS OF THE VOLCANO

The parts of the volcanoes are:

Lava

Crust

Water vapor

Gases

Ashes

 

 

 

 

 



 

PostHeaderIcon HOW TO MAKE A VOLCANO


 

 

 

We need:

  • A piece of carton or wood
  • some clay
  • a plastic cup
  • some flour
  • some baking soda
  • some vinegar
  • red food coloring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll show you how a volcano erupts:

First: Build the volcano with the clay and leave an opening at the top and insert the plastic cup.

Second: Mix the flour with the baking soda and put it into the glass.

Third: Put 3 droops of red food coloring into the vinegar.

And finally: Pour this little by little into the mix.

Watch! Your volcano erupts.

 

PostHeaderIcon THE MOUNTAINS

Looking around us, we could realize that something comes out from the earth and it gets higher and higher. What is that?

Yeah, that is a mountain.

A mountain is a large landform in the form of a peak. In Ecuador, there are many beautiful and important mountains, but there are some that are different because they have an opening at the top, and these are called volcanoes.

There are many volcanoes in Ecuador such as: Tungurahua, Cotopaxi, Chimborazo, Sangay,  Guagua Pichincha and so on.

 

Here, I leave you some photographs of our beautiful mountains, and a nice animal.

 

 

 


VOLCANOES IN ECUADOR

HERE, IN OUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY, WE HAVE NICE MOUNTAINS AND VOLCANOES, IN FACT, QUITO IS SURROUNDED BY THEM, FOR EXAMPLE: GUAGUA PICHINCHA, RUCU PICHINCHA, CAYAMBE, ANTISANA AND COTACACHI.

THERE IS A LONG LIST OF EXISTING VOLCANOES IN ECUADOR, SOME OF THEM ACTIVE SUCH AS: TUNGURAHUA, GUAGUA PICHINCHA, QUILOTOA, ANTISANA AND SOME OF THEM EXTINCT SUCH AS: CHIMBORAZO, CAYAMBE, CORAZÓN AND ALTAR.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_volcanoes_in_Ecuador

http://www.monografias.com/trabajos36/volcanes-ecuador/volcanes-ecuador2.shtml

But I am going to leave some photographs of our beautiful and magestic volcanoes.

The Guagua Pichincha  throwing ashes before a possible erupt.  We were really scared.

 


Here, there is a beautiful picture from the Illinizas.

 

 

The following picture shows the Tungurahua that has been trying to erupt for some time.  It is located in Baños and in this photo this fantastic volcanoe is also throwing ashes.

 


PostHeaderIcon The Earth

 

THE EARTH HAS 4 LAYERS AND THEY ARE: INNER CORE, OUTER CORE, MANTLE AND CRUST.

 

WE LIVE IN THE CRUST.

THE MANTLE IS MADE OF ROCK AND METALS.

THE INNER CORE IS THE CENTER OF THE EARTH.

THE EARTH IS THE ONLY PLANET THAT HAS LIFE.

 

The Earth is a planet that turns around the sun and it is made up of 70% of water and the rest is earth and it is believed that the Earth is the only planet that has life

The Earth has 4 layers and they are: inner core and outer core, mantle, and crust, here there are people, animals, plants, so there is life.

We live in the crust and this situation is possible because of the gravity. The gravity lets us stay standing without falling as long as the earth turns around.

In the inner and outer core, there are rocks and metals but in liquid form because this is the hottest part of our planet.

In the mantle, there are rocks, in fact it is a rocky shell and it is the thickest layer of the Earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

But all this is inside the Earth and is not visible for us, now let`s discover what we can see and enjoy with our sight.

Our planet is fantastic, it has everything that we need, and the landscape that gives us everyday is just a proof of how great it is.

 

Our Mother, the Earth

 

 

 



PostHeaderIcon Environment

Natural Environment: The natural environment is everything that surrounds us; it involves the living things and the non living things.

Lately, we have seen that our environment is in constant danger, there are many animals in extinction, the water and the air are polluted, and the ozone layer is getting damaged. All this caused by the human being.

Our responsibility is to know about our planet and how to take care of it. On this  blog, you are going to find information about the earth and the water, the same that will help everybody to be conscious that we have to respect our nature, our home.

 

Living Things: The living things are all the ones that can breath, grow, reproduce and die, so living things obey a life circle. The group of Living things involves the humans, the animals and the plants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non Living Things: The non living things, on the opposite of the living things do not obey the life cycle such as: the rocks, toys or machines.