Scientific Yellowstone

This summer my brother, my sister, my parents and I went to Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone is located in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. We decided to go to the end of summer in August for two weeks because we had so much going on before then. We decided to drive out there because we would get to see more wildlife. The reason we went out there was because it's one of the coolest and best known National Parks. Also because there's so much to do so we wouldn't get bored. Some animals we saw while we were out there was elk, moose, black and grizzly bears, bison, and some bald eagles.

Yellowstone is known for its geothermal features

Geothermal is geology because it involves magma and different types of rock and formations and geology is science. Some of the features with the geothermal activity is geysers, hot springs, paint pots, and mud pots. In some parts of the park there are only hot springs and not any geysers because they don't have the right things to erupt. In another part there are only mud pots which smell terrible because it's boiling mud. This is the only place where there are this many geothermal features because most others have been destroyed or used to make energy. The only other one in the U.S is in Utah.

Yellowstone has a lot of plants and wildlife which is biology

Animals and plants have a connection to science because it's biology and that's a form of science. It's a very good place for many different animals because it's been left untouched for the most part. Some of the animals there are is elk, bison, mountain goat, bighorn sheep, grizzly and black bear, bald eagle, antelope and wolves. We saw 8 of those 9 while we were there and had a lot of close encounters with bison and elk. It's prime habitat for most of them because there's rivers, mountains, grass, and other animals for the carnivores to eat.

Questions

1. How does water come out of the geysers because it's connected to the magma so why doesn't magma?


2. How do geysers shoot up?


3. How do hot springs not erupt like geysers if they're connected to the same underground system?


4. How is there so many hot springs and geysers?