This is a dangerous experiment and requires the use of goggles. So, if your students are willing to venture into the dangers of this science lab, they’ll need goggles.
This experiment will help the student to learn the layers of the earth and it comes straight from Sumi. She is the one who told me about this experiment. She is from Africa. She is very brave. She can scare away lions just with two words… BE GONE! Yep, it’s true. Just ask her and Elaine.
Here is an x-ray of the results.
Pretty impressive, don’ t you think. It’s amazing what you can do to the earth under certain conditions. It looks alive, vibrate, exciting! Everything God made is that way, you know. Including you and me. Ok, back to this exciting, once in a lifetime, never to be forgotten experiment.
What you’ll need besides goggles, a steady hand, and no fear of death….
- Small Paperplate
- Ferrero Rochers
First upwrap the outer layer of the Ferrero Rochers. This is all the trash people leave on the earth. It needs to be cleared to reveil the real thing beneath. Take the trash and throw it in the garbage.
Now with a steady hand, a slow beating heart, and determination, take the knife and carefully slice down the center of the earth. LOOK OUT! It might explode! Never mind all is safe. You were very brave and steady. Congratulation on a slice well done.
Now observe the inner parts of this amazing world. You only get to see this once, so make the best of it. The outer layer is the crust, then the mantel which is hard (except for the plastic rock), then comes the molten iron called the Outer Core. Be careful not to touch it, because it is very hot! You heard me. Next comes the Elaine, un Chocoaltechic, uh rotten apples, the nut, I mean the Inner Core. It is solid and made of iron. Oooo, solid iron. Below is another picture of the innerds of our world.
I think this photo should give me the Nobel Peace Prize. Don’t you think so?
You will be happy to know that all of my students were able to perform this experiment with very little brain damage. Here are the young ladies after splitting their worlds.
Look how happy they are to discover the conclusion of this experiment, is that our world is made of chocolate and nuts.
I failed to mention that this experiment goes along with Apologia Physical Science, Module 6. It is not in the book; just added material by me. 😀
Update: Yes, the worlds were consumed. 🙂
Update again: I might give the instructions on the photo above in a day or two. I am trying to find out if you might mysteriously disappear, if I reveal too much.
Split Your World X-Ray photo tutorial here.