Monday, April 19, 2010

Active Earth

Guess what we are learning about? Well Pt England School is learning about Volcanoes and about things that are associate to Earth such as Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanoes and much more. I am mostly looking forward to knowing all the things that relate to Volcanoes such as Magma, Lava, Tectonic Plates, Subduction and much more.

Fun Facts:
1. Do you know New Zealand's biggest volcano? New Zealand's biggest Volcano is Taupo.

2. Do you know where the biggest Volcano is, in the whole universe? In the whole universe te biggest volcano is on Mars.

3. A volcano off coast of Italy, erupts once every 20 minutes! Its known as lighthouse of Mediterranean.

4. Every year 20 to 30 volcanoes erupt.

5. On Hawaii, Mauna Loa is the largest live volcano on Earth! One of the eruption lasted for 1 and 1/2 years.

6. Did you know Volcanoes are named after Vulcan. This is the roman god of fire and metalwork.

7. Mount St. Helens is 4,500 years old - young for a volcano.

8. Tsunami is a Japanese word for wave breaking in the harbour.

9. The worlds newest island appeared near Tonga in 1995.

10. Most of the Earths Volcanoes are under the sea.

11. There are no Volcanoes in Australia.

12. To Keep volcanoes dormant, the Actecs fed them women.

13. The volcanoes on Venus may still be active.

So these were the awesome facts about Volcanoes. I am looking for forward to all the things that I will be learning this term. Thank You.

I would specially like to thank ( ) for this lovely image.


  1. That's a heap of facts Mubasshira. What great work! It was so nice seeing your smiling face back at school yesterday.
    Thanks for all your hard work

  2. To Mr Burt,

    Thank You so much for a lovely comment. Even I thought that you were so happy to see us, Pt Englanders back at school. You had a big smile on your face too. Thank you once again.

    Your Sincerely,

  3. Go Mubasshira! I like how you've listed all the facts you've learnt so far. There are a good number of things that I didn't know until reading your post. A very formative post to start the term off!
    I've enjoyed reading about your holiday too. I think it's great that you managed to keep posting during the break, you hard worker! Keep up the good work Mubasshira.
    Mrs Tele'a

  4. my name is haseeb and i am student of earth sciences. thanks for sharing wonderful knowledge .... may smile keeps ur face all the time good bye