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Arjun: EarthArjun : Ohio : Arizona, Age 9
My favorite volcano in the world is Mount St. Helens in Washington. We went there last spring. There was a huge observation deck and I used binoculars to look at it. I saw mashed-up land on the ground. I also found a huge crater in the volcano and lots of rocks all over it.
Mount St. Helens
I like learning about earthquakes, tsunamis, and twisters. But I like volcanoes the most. It's so cool the way they erupt. In class I did a project on Mount Fuji, a volcano in Japan. And in summer camp I made this volcano. I used soft clay and put food coloring in it. There was lava coming out of it.

Arjun is holding a volcano that he made out of clay.

My family travels a lot. Last year we went to the Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. There was a place in the cave that was really low. Even my sister and I had to bend down and squeeze through. Once we were inside I saw lots of stalagmites and stalactites. We saw lots of bats, too. There were all kinds of rocks. Some were dry, and some were wet and slimy. It was really dark and cold in there. To show us how dark it was in the cave they turned off the light for a few seconds. It was pitch-black. I couldn't see anything, not even my hand. It was fun!
In the future I want to visit the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. It's still flowing and I want to get close to it.
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