1) how caves are formed
3) Living Creatures in Caves, creating a robotic Bat
4) Cave Art
5) Adventure to Gua Tempurung
There's lots more to cover, but this will do for now I guess. It's the process of learning that's more important anyway. :)
We finally succeeded with our speleothem experiment. Initially the liquid ran too much, causing a mini flood. Then we adjusted the cloth and distance of bottles, and the growth of the crystal was overly slow. We adjusted it a third time, and walla it worked!
For the experiment,
-we made a saturated solution of Epsom salt and water and poured the solution into 2 bottles. We added a little red colouring to this solution.
|see the liquid at the bottom? it eventually hardens to form part of the stalactite. If water runs too quickly, it will not form.|
|To avoid breaking, coz it's really fragile, experiment should be placed in a quiet place away from running children.|
|Almost a column. Below (not seen clearly in picture) is a VERY tiny stalacmite forming|
*Nel: When I grow up, I want to be an animal rescuer or a vet.