Famous Volcanoes and Eruptions Teacher Resources

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Famous Volcanoes

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students investigate volcanoes, especially the ones that have caused extensive damage.  In this famous volcanoes lesson students choose from a list of projects and work as a team to complete.
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Volcano Jigsaw

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students read about physical science by researching famous natural disasters. In this volcano eruption, students discuss the area of the Aleutian Arc and why that area is specifically prone to earthquakes, volcanoes and floods. Students...
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Los Volcanes Mexicanos

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students conduct Internet research on Mexican volcanoes. They explore various websites, complete a website worksheet, answer questions in Spanish, and create a timeline of a volcano's eruptions.
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Volcanoes

For Students 5th - 6th
A thorough description of volcanoes appears in this Earth science worksheet. Students read facts about volcanoes and answer 20 multiple choice comprehension questions. The answers appear at the end of the worksheet.
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Make Your Own Paper Model of a Volcano

For Students 6th - 9th
In this volcano worksheet, students read about cinder cones, shield volcanoes and stratovolcanoes. They construct a model of a stratovolcano and answer six questions about volcanoes.
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Volcanoes

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students explore the formation of volcanoes. In this earth science lesson, students build their own volcanoes in the lab using different materials. They identify the different types of volcanoes.
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Pliny and the Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study volcanology and the history of Mt. Vesuvius.  In this volcanoes activity students read articles, write a journal entry and give an oral presentation. 
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Volcanoes: "The Lost Continent of Atlantis"

For Students 6th - 9th
In this volcano instructional activity, students read a six paragraph selection about the lost continent of Atlantis and a volcano named Santorini whose eruption might have wiped Atlantis off the earth thousands of years ago. Students...
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Recent Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study the recent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.  In this recent earthquakes lesson plan students complete an activity while working in groups.
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Volcanic Panic!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students begin with an overview of the Earth's interior and how volcanoes form. They learn how engineers predict eruptions. In a class demonstration, students watch and measure a mock volcanic eruption and observe the phases of an...
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Fire Escape

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the effects of the volcanic eruption of Nyiragongo in Congo as a springboard to exploring past examples of volcanic eruptions and their respective relief efforts.
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What Kind of Volcano Is This?

For Students 7th - 10th
In this volcano worksheet, students are given five pictures of volcanoes and descriptions of each. They determine what type of volcano each is and how they determined their answers.
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I Got a Lava Livin' to Do in Pompeii

For Teachers 6th
Scholars imagine themselves as citizens of Pompeii in 79 AD. First they are assigned a job (or place in society like a child or slave). Then they record their daily activities for the weeks leading up to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in...
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When You're Hot, You're Not!!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate volcanoes. In this landforms lesson, students locate two volcanoes on a world map. Students compare and contrast the types of volcanoes by using various Internet sites.
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A Fish Tale

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students brainstorm a list of famous events that took place on the sea. They write a poem or short story from the fish's perspective about the famous event they have chosen. Students share their work with the class.
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Generalizing

For Students 4th - 6th
In this reading comprehension practice worksheet, students read a brief selection and then respond to 5 multiple choice questions regarding generalization.
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Names of Rocks

For Students 8th - 10th
In this types of rocks worksheet, students read about igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks and metamorphic rocks. They complete a chart about the three types of rocks and use the information from the reading to determine the origin of their...
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Coincidental Colonization

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
The Galápagos Islands are an amazing place of isolated adaptation, colonized by an interesting mix of plants and animals. The class plays a game to help them understand how these organisms came to live on the island through a combination...
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The Parts of a Book

For Students 5th
In this book parts worksheet, 5th graders examine the parts of a book including the title page, the copyright page, the table contents, and the glossary. They use the book parts that are shown to answer 15 short answer questions.
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Research and Study Skills: Parts of a Book

For Students 4th - 5th
In these book parts worksheets, students use the parts of a book to answer the questions. Students answer 15 questions using the title page, index, table of contents, and copyright page.
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Social Studies: Exploring Japan

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the culture and environment of Japan, beginning with a KWL chart. They use clay and cups of water to construct representations of the Japanese Islands. After designing flags representing farming and food, 4th...
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Collecting Information

For Students 5th - 6th
In this reference guide worksheet, students focus on the different ways to locate and collect data. Students study the given page of information and respond to 10 short answer questions about using these various ways to collect necessary...
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Rocks and Minerals Eyewitness Video Key

For Students 6th - 12th
In this Science learning exercise, students watch an Eyewitness Video about rocks and minerals. Students read the facts and information on the learning exercise to accompany their viewing of the video.
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Fujiyama

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine and discuss Mt. Fuji (Fujiyama) and its effect on the culture and philosophy of Japan. This high school lesson is ideal for a Social Studies, Humanities, or Asian Studies class.