Episode 61: Hot Spring
This episode introduces the Atayal’s natural resources, the hot springs of Wulai. The formation of the hot spring is closely related to volcanoes. During volcanic eruptions, a volcano would often emit magma. However, sometimes, some magma would remain close to the surface. These underground magma would slowly release heat into the ground to heat the water above. In some regions without volcanoes, magma remains active and hot springs can still be formed.
By learning about pressure and boiling eggs, the kids realize how pressure can affect the flow of water and turn groundwater into hot springs.