Science Projects: What happened to Mount St. Helens?

Where were you the week of May 18th, 1980?

I remember a day or two after this date.  I was sitting in a restaurant with my Aunt K, Dad and Grand-dad.
I was young and couldn’t comprehend what they were saying or talking about with such sadness.  They kept mentioning Mt. St. Helens and a volcano.

My Aunt K. finally told me what had happened.  It sparked something in me.  After that, I was hooked on learning about volcanoes.  I was so young, yet, when I hit high school, I did an entire six weeks of research on volcanoes.  Some things never change.  I’m still hooked!  Now, I teach my children.

Lesson learned:  Be careful of what you talk about in front of your young kids…they might catch the fever!  (I talk about chocolate trees to my kids.  Maybe they can invent one that gives me M & M’s as the fruit.)

This video shows some of what happened at Mt. Saint Helens!

However, after all my research – I didn’t know much.

In fact, all I really understood was the Ring of Fire, Magma, and Lava.  The rest was just too scientific.  I am not a scientific person.

When I saw this book,
 The Case of the Missing Mountain (Mystery Rangers) by Kim Jones

I wondered if it was going to be a lot of scientific jargon?
I was truly pleased!  The book made sense!  It was interesting, explained things easily and it really glorified the Lord in the process even going back to Noah’s flood, all while explaining Mount St. Helen’s eruption.

It has 7 Rockin’ Ranger Activities (Science Projects) that are simple and easy to do – all while explaining “Astounding Mysteries.”

I will be doing a lot of these activities when we get to Noah’s Flood in our school curricula.  I love that there are tons of crosswords and puzzles on each page.  Every child in my house will have something to work on.

Yes, I would recommend the book in a heartbeat!  Especially for those who educate at home or are interested in learning about young-Earth creation.

(Young-Earth creation is believing that the earth was created in 6 literal days by God.   That is a short and less scientific definition.)

I know many Godly people, personally,  who believe that the earth was created by God but not in 6 days.  It is very confrontational even in Christian circles.

My view:  I want to give my children the resources to search it out like the Bereans.  Acts 17:11

How do you teach your children about different scientific views? 
  • Do you just let the public school teach them and worry more about chocolate M & M trees?
  • Do you teach at home and wouldn’t think about anything but 6 Literal days?
  • Do you border on insanity and just want to cuddle under the covers with a good book and a cup of chocolate milk?
Blessings to you!  You are loved!
Note:  I was sent complimentary copy for review purposes only.  This review has not been monetarily compensated.  The review was my honest opinion and views and not influenced by the sponsor in any way.

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8 thoughts on “Science Projects: What happened to Mount St. Helens?

  1. Kim

    Hi Charlotte! Cool to see that you have an open mind and are willing to learn something from everyone!

    I’m interested in your story about Mt. St. Helen’s eruption. I’m going to open up a portion of my blog for stories about the eruption – if you are ever interested in submitting it.

    Hope you have a fun day!

    Kim Jones

  2. Kim

    Hi Keri!

    I know the Creation Museum you are talking about. It is the Seven Wonders Creation Museum —

    I worked there one summer. It was a LOT of fun! We helped do hikes and tours around the mountain.

    Yes! It’s definitely worth a stop! The curators have wonderful hearts for God, as well as a wealth of wisdom! In fact, they actually helped to edit “The Case of the Missing Mountain.” (:

    I love your part of the country! It’s absolutely beautiful!

    Have a wonderful day!

    In Christ,

    Kim Jones

  3. Charlotte Mason in the City

    I’m not a young-Earther, but I do love reviews and learning about what other people do in their homeschools. I can learn something from everyone. I do remember Mt. St. Helen’s eruption – I wrote about in my school newspaper! :)

  4. Keri On

    Great post! I am glad to know of this resource! Thanks so much!
    We have the privilege of living w/ Mt. St. Helen’s in our backyard…(though when it erupted I was in high school in Texas – so didn’t pay much attention to the event)…If you are ever in this neck of the woods, there is a little creation museum on the way up to the mountain! It is run by an older couple…kind of out of their garage!) But they are a wealth of information on the mountain and on creation science in general. Definately worth the stop.

  5. Homeschool on the Croft

    That really is such a good review! I teach what the Bible teaches: God created the world in 6 days, and then use plenty of good, scientific material to back up what Scripture says. Of course, in the end, we need to believe more than understand: but those who believe in evolution need *major* believing over understanding too! I just choose to *believe* what the Creator of it all has told us :)

  6. Layton Family Joy

    ha! you really should be on our team! We’re reviewing this in a few weeks!!! I hope its fun for my 8yr old!

  7. Kim

    Love your creative review! (: Very cool that you added a Mt. St. Helens video! You are an excellent writer! Well done! I’m really glad the book made sense to you! Woo Hoo!

    I would love to post pictures of your kids doing experiments or enjoying the book on the “Mystery Rangers Fun Zone!” Just let me know if you would like to submit pictures for the fun zone by commenting on my facebook page at or on my blog at

    Mystery Rangers Radio Adventures Episodes 1 & 2 are coming out mid-May. They are fun additions to the book.

    Your review is fun and easy to read. Thanks for doing such a wonderful and thorough review! I look forward to welcoming some new Mystery Rangers to our team! (:

    In Christ,

    Kim Jones


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