This week at camp, the children learned that some islands are made from volcanoes in the sea while others break off from the mainland. They watched an experiment with baking soda and vinegar that gave the impression of an erupting volcano.
We then turned our attention to the Galapagos Islands and focused on one of its most famous inhabitants, Lonesome George, a male Pinto Island tortoise, the last of his species. They saw pictures of him and learned that he was very big. The children then made their own versions of him. If they wanted their creations to swim, they made turtles instead.
The beautiful weather allowed us to spend many hours outside.