This is my model of an awesome volcano. Recently we have been learning about how volcanoes form and how the lava forms. Volcanoes are huge mountains that are open at the top and they spit out lava. Volcanoes are created because tectonic plates are either pushed against each other or pulled apart, this creates volcanoes because it creates a huge mountain on the Earth with an open top. So first, volcanoes erupt because magma beneath the Earth's crust, which is the top layer of the Earth, flows up to the top and at the surface it forms lava which then erupts out of the volcano. The actual magma forms because the crust subducts into the Earth and eventually it melts because it gets closer and closer to the middle of the Earth, which is about 5,982˚C or 10,800˚F, where magma forms. Then the magma heads up to the top of the volcano as mentioned earlier. In this model, the blue blocks show the smoke coming out from the top of the volcano and the curved red blocks show the lava that the volcano has spewed out. The green blocks and the normal red blocks represent the actual volcano. Also, we added awesome toy people to make it more interesting!