As part of our Global Studies topic, Extreme Earth we have been looking at natural disasters and how these are affected by the earth’s physical structure.
We decided that the best way to learn about physical geography was with Mars bars! Mars bars were used to represent the earth’s plates. We simulated the effects of plate tectonics by rubbing, pulling and pushing the ‘plates’ together. The effect of the chocolate (the crust) cracking and crumbling and the caramel (lava) oozing out is a perfect comparison and showed us how earthquakes are caused and how the earth’s surface becomes damaged. By forcing the ‘plates’ together we learnt how mountains are formed by creating our own ‘Mars Bar Mountains’
We also thoroughly enjoyed eating our creations afterwards!Categories: News Year 3