|MadSci Network: Earth Sciences|
My sixth grade class has been studying volcanoes. We were examining some authentic volcano ash and found some interesting similarities to the ash that can be found in any fireplace or barbeque? The comparison of non- living material versus living material that has been burned to ashes has raised some curiosity in my students. Are the two types of ashes the same, or are they totally different? Are there some similarities besides both are the byproduct of used fuel?
Re: Why does volcanic ash look like ash from things that were once alive?
Try the links in the MadSci Library for more information on Earth Sciences.