Volcano Model

The purpose of this project is to produce a model that simulates the building processes found in actual volcanoes. These processes include the layering of ash from the eruption to the formation of the cinder cone. They also show how the mass of the cone in time causes the Caldera to form when the crater collapses in on itself. A model can also be made that simulates the violent eruptions of a composite volcano. For this model, additional chemicals are required to produce the violent explosive eruption responsible for hurling dust and pyroclastic bombs into the air.

 Material and instructions
You may use a large variety of material to build your volcanic cone, clay, plaster of paris and some molding pastes are among your options. Proper painting will give a realistic look to your volcano.
To make your volcano erupt, you can use a variety of chemical reactions that violently create a large amount of gas, forcing the liquid material out of your cone.
 Details of this project
More details on this project is available in the members section of ScienceProject.com web site. There you can find many different ways of constructing your volcano model and making it erupt. You might already have all the necessary material to build and erupt your volcano model at home.