Mt. Krakatoa

It's flowtastic!
By:Caitlyn,Sayeh, and Petra

Mt.K.jpgMt Krakatau is located in Sunda Strait,Indonesia. It has a hieght of 813 m (2,667 feet). Mt Krakatau is a Stratovolcano. It last erupted in 2008. This island is still active. Since the 1950's the island has grown 13 cm each week. Scientist have warned people to stay at least 3 km away from the island.

The 1883 eruption (Or as some people say: The day the world exploded.)
The Eruption on August 27th 1883 ejected more than 25 cubic kilometres of rock, ash, and pumice. It created generated the loudest sound historically reported. The explosion was distinctly heard as far away as Perth in Australia aprox. 1,930 miles (3,110 km.) and the island of Rodrigues near Mauritius aprox. 3,000 miles (5,000 km.). 165 villages were destroyed and 132 seriously damaged. At least 36,417 people died and many thousand were injured from the eruption, mostly from the tsunami that came right after the explosion. The tsunami waves were about 120 feet high. The eruption destroyed two thirds of the island of Krakatoa. Eruptions sinces 1927 have built an intire new island called Anak Krakatau.

The combined effects of the pyroclastic flow and the tsunami had desasturious results in the region. There was no survivors of the 3,000 people that lived in Sebesi 13 km away from Krakatoa. Pyroclastic flow killed 1,000 people in Ketimbang on the coast of Sumatra 40 km away from Krakatoa. Teluk and Ketimbang in Sumatra were completely destroyed in the 1883 eruption.

this island is 200 meters above sea level. the original island of Krakatoa was 2,000 meters above sea level and had a radius of 9 km.

Mt. Krakatoa

Daily Work Log:

April 15th, 2008!
Today we worked alot on the volcano just some finishing touches. Petra worked on finishing painting the volcano and me and caitlyn worked on the box making the road sticking people on the road. and just getting it ready for tomorrow.

April 14th 2008!

today Petra, Sayeh and Caitlyn worked on making the background of the Volcano. on the weekend we made the Volcano. we got more supplies. we painted, and made clouds. and Caitlyn made a Sun. Petra and Caitlyn put the sun in the background. Sayeh made a road.

April 10th, 2008!
Today our group painted more of the box for the volcano. We made part of the project by putting an airplane at the top of our
project. Petra got more paint and Caitlyn and Sayeh put more for the project.

April 9th, 2008!
Today Caitlyn got more materials for the project. We all painted the box for the volcano. Sayeh took more pictures
with the materials and the starting of the volcano. Petra got all the paint and started painting with the rest of the

April 8th, 2008!
Today Petra, and Sayeh worked on taking the pictures for the project. Caitlyn got more materials and helped us with the project.
Petra, Sayeh and Caitlyn got more materials and started on the volcano project. We only have to get 3 more materials.

April 7th, 2008!
Today Caitlyn, Sayeh and Petra worked on getting the materials and deciding who will get them. Petra brought more materials
and will bring more tomorrow. Sayeh and Cailtyn wrote the material list and put the ideas for the volcano.

April 4th 2008!
Today we got a lot done we worked really hard as a group. Petra and Sayeh created a slide show, and searched for pictures. Caitlyn Edited the wiki and got feedback from other groups to improve it. and we found out who is going to bring most of the materials.

April 3rd. 2008!
Working at home, Caitlyn made some changes to the page Sayeh made some changes to the page and wrote the daily log, and researched on Mt.Krakatau
. Also Petra made the skecth and added materials.
(Petra if you did anything please write it in the Daily work log)

April 2nd. 2008!
During this peroid we got some things done today this is what we did today. Petra and Sayeh worked on making a youtube account for the wiki site. Caitlyn worked on finding some information for the volcano. We all worked on trying to find some videos for the wiki page.

April 1st. 2008!
During this class Caitlyn searched some videos and more information for the volcano. Petra work on writing down some ideas for the volcano and added more materials to the list. Sayeh found pictures for the volcano, added more materials to the list, and helped Petra with ideas for the volcano. All of us thought of a new slogan.

March, 31st, 2008!

During this class we got a bunch done! it was a big success for us. this is what we got finished.Caitlyn, Sayeh and Petra made a material list. Perta looked for information and pictures. Sayeh Edited the wiki and looked for pictures. Caitlyn edited the wiki and added information and pictures. Sayeh found a picture of Mt. Krakatoa. And so did Petra.

Indonesian Flag


  • Baking Soda (Caitlyn) *
  • Paper - Caitlyn*
  • Glue - Petra *
  • Scissors-Caitlyn*
  • Paint - Petra*
  • Card Board - Petra*
  • Popsicle sticks - Petra
  • Felts - Caitlyn
  • Food Coloring (red, orange, yellow) - Caitlyn*
  • Jar - Petra
  • People - Petra
  • Cars - Petra
  • Animals (frog, dogs, cats, rats, birds) - Petra
  • Styrofoam -
  • Box - Sayeh
  • Bowl- Caitlyn*
  • Camera - Petra *
  • Cotton balls - Petra
  • Rocks - Sayeh *
  • Grass - Sayeh *
  • Trees - sayeh*
  • Field with flowers -
  • Vinegar and salt (we have salt) Vinegar - caitlyn*
  • Tube
  • Construction paper - Petra
  • Newspaper - caitlyn*
  • Straws-Petra *
  • stickers-caitlyn*

how to make a volcano


-small drink bottle
-60 ml water
-1 tablespoon baking soda
-1/4 cup vinegar
-orange/red food colouring
-few drops of detergent
-small square of tissue.

Making the eruption:

Place the water, soap, food colouring and vinegar in the drink bottle. Wrap the baking soda in the tissue and drop into the bottle. The volcano model will then erupt.

For extra realism:

The volcano can be made more realistic by enclosing the structure in home made play dough. Mix 6 cups of flour, 2 cups of salt, 4 tablespoons of cooking oil, and 2 cups of water in a large bowl.

Mix the ingredients by hand until smooth and firm. Build up the mixture around the drink bottle to create the mountain. Lava channels and vegetation can be built around the volcano.


-Add Information to Wiki (look at the criteria!!!)
-Add pictures to Wiki
-Research on our volcano

-Go on wiki on the weekend
-Make the daily work log every day
-Write down some ideas for how we will make our volcano
-Get Materials!!


Our Own Site:

(not completly finished!)