After digging holes and adding sticks and rocks,children began to talk about rivers and ponds. This led to more talk about a dinosaur and led to this project that helped create an engineering project that included an erupting volcano. Some language that was heard. . ." We need some bigger rocks." "Yeah, what's that in the Earth?" "That is the hottest middle, remember?" "Yeah, that's the core."
This language was encouraged by reading The Earth and Sky by Gallimard Jeunesse and Jean- Pierre Verder. It is a First discovery book from Scholastic that has clear pages to give a changing experience of the pictures.