Types of Volcanoes Teacher Resources

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Volcano Lesson Plan

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students describe the properties of volcanoes, and explain why volcanoes are important to the environment.
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How Volcanoes Grow

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners study volcanoes including rock fragments, ash, aerosols and gases.  For this volcano lesson students divide into groups and build models of the three major types of volcanoes. 
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Plate Tectonic - Volcanoes

For Teachers K
Students examine how all mountains are not volcanoes by dramatizing how volcanoes erupt.
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Volcano Demonstration

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Pupils watch a demonstration on how volcanoes work. In this volcano demonstration, students watch the teacher demonstrate a volcanic eruption. The teacher will change variables used to create the eruption and the pupils will predict what...
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Volcano Spreadsheet and Graph

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use data from volcanoes to organize a spreadsheet and make a graph.
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Model Volcanoes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discover what causes earthquakes, volcanoes and floods. Using this information, they discuss how these natural disasters change the surface of the Earth. In groups, they make models, draw pictures and make them erupt.
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Eruptions and Forms of Volcanoes

For Students 7th - 9th
In this volcanoes worksheet, students are given 11 clues to complete a crossword puzzle about the types of eruptions and the various forms of volcanoes.
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Name That Volcano

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Pupils research volcanoes. In this volcanoes lesson plan, students visit websites with worksheets about the terms for volcanoes and volcanic eruptions in the world. Pupils complete the work online and play a game for volcano names.
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Types of Volcanoes

For Students 5th - 12th
In this types of volcanoes quiz worksheet, students complete an on-line quiz, clicking on questions and matching answers, scoring 1 point for each correct answer. A printed version is available.
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Plate Tectonics - Evolution of the Earth

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Tons of photographs, diagrams, animations, and satellite images fill the slides of an education earth science presentation. It begins with volcanic activity and earthquakes, and then moves into plate tectonics, boundaries, and driving...
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Volcanic History of Your Community

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know there are 20 volcanoes erupting at any given time? Pupils look at various igneous rocks, read local geologic maps, and determine if their area has a history of volcanic activity. A reading passage and analysis questions...
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Plate Boundaries

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Recently, Australia had to update all of its GPS coordinates because the continent is moving at such a relatively quick speed. The third lesson in the series of five relates the movement of plates on the earth to the consequences....
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What Are Minerals?

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Take young geologists on a trip through the rock cycle with this series of four earth science presentations. Beginning with an exploration of minerals and the different properties they exhibit, this resource goes on to explore...
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Introduction to Volcanoes

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students develop a basic understanding of volcanoes. They watch a PowerPoint Presentation which introduces three types of volcanoes: shield volcanoes, cinder cones, and composite volcanoes.
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Types of Volcanoes

For Students 8th - 10th
In this volcano worksheet, students identify various aspects of volcanoes including identifying the types of volcano, the types of lava, the types of eruption, the locations of the volcanoes and the slopes of the volcanoes.
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Volcano Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students analyze earth science by completing a group activity. In this natural disasters lesson, students define the relationship between Earth's layers and volcanoes, tsunamis and earthquakes. Students complete a disasters worksheet...
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Vulcan's Revenge-Volcanoes

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research various types of volcanoes. They explore the various emissions that come from them. Offer some explanation why some erupt by "quietly" puring lava, while others blast out chunks of rock and clouds of ash and gases.
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Volcano Study Guide

For Students 7th - 9th
In this volcano learning exercise, students answer fourteen questions about the types of volcanoes, the types of magma and the types of lava. They label the parts of a volcano.
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What is a Volcano?

For Students 3rd - 5th
For this vocabulary and reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 1 page selection about aircraft, match 8 words to the correct parts of a volcano, and respond to 11 short answer and fill in the blank questions.
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America's Volcanoes: Sitting on a Powder Keg

For Students 6th - 10th
In this "America's Volcanoes: Sitting on a Powder Keg" worksheet, students watch the movie and respond to 10 fill in the blank and true/false questions regarding information from the documentary.
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Volcanoes

For Students 4th - 5th
In this earth science lesson, students explore volcanoes. Students watch a video from Bill Nye the Science Guy and answer nine different kinds of questions about volcanoes.
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Composite Volcanoes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine volcanoes and their origins. In this volcanoes lesson, students compare and contrast how volcanoes effect Earth. Students view a  Powerpoint presentation and discuss how the shape of a volcano can reveal its type.
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Volcanoes and Earth's Moving Plates

For Students 6th - 10th
In this Earth's plates worksheet, students review the terms associated with volcanoes and earthquakes by completing 13 fill in the blank statements.
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Volcanoes

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students draw the inside and outside of volcanoes and discuss eruptions. In this volcanoes lesson plan, students also label a worksheet provided and read a passage about volcanoes.

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