This is What Happens When Magma Meets Water
Today we bring you a flashback to 5th grade and your Earth Science class, which is ...
Today we bring you a flashback to 5th grade and your Earth Science class, which is where most of us learned about volcanoes and magma and all of the stages of an eruption. I bet you can see your teacher’s face right now, can’t you?
These two men have their own oven to create magma, which they then drop into tanks of water to see how both react to the rapid temperature change. As you might expect, the reaction is pretty spectacular, with the water heating to a boil instantly and the magma creating all kinds of unique shapes and formations as it cools.
The guys also demonstrate what could happen if magma and water were to interact underground, causing a catastrophic explosion of steam that even solid rock couldn’t contain!