Volcanic Landforms Teacher Resources

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Landforms from Volcanoes

For Teachers 6th Standards
Three major types of volcanoes exist: cinder cone, composite/strata, and shield. The 18th lesson in a 20-part series covers the various landforms created from volcanoes. Scholars work in pairs to correctly identify the three types based...
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Volcanic Landforms

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know the word volcano comes from the name of the Roman god of fire, Vulcan? During this activity, scholars make a topographic map, interpret topographic maps, and infer how lava will flow based on their analysis. 
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Volcanic Eruption!

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students define the three types of volcanoes. They explain how the three volcano types are created and how they change in size and shape. Pupils explain the difference between plutonic and volcanic rocks. Students recognize or...
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Geological Features: How Weathering & Erosion Help Create Landforms

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore how the Earth's surface changes resulting in geological features and landforms. They perform a read-a-loud on Thomas Locker's Mountain Dance, complete a KWL chart, and create a landform using plaster of paris.
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Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Antarctica: Landforms and Resources

For Students 7th - 12th
In this geography skills worksheet, learners read a 2-page selection about the landforms and resources found in the Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Antarctica. Students then respond to 2 short answer questions and complete 1 graphic...
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Eruptions and Volcano Types

For Teachers 6th Standards
The Mammoth Lakes area regularly releases warnings to hikers and skiers to be careful because melting snow releases trapped gases from volcanic vents. The 17th lesson in the 20-part series opens with a demonstration of carbon dioxide...
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Volcanic Eruption: Cause and Effect

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Volcanoes are one of Earth's most destructive forces, but they also have positive effects. Young vulcanologists create an active model of a volcano, perform an experiment, read articles about the effects of eruptions, and complete a...
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Seismic Activity and California Landforms

For Teachers 6th Standards
By the 19th lesson in the 20-part series, scholars realize volcanoes and earthquakes are related to plate boundaries. The lesson extends and applies the knowledge by having individuals create a bumper sticker for one specific area of...
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Landforms and Resources

For Students 7th - 8th
In this Landforms and Resources worksheet, students fill-in the blank to complete statements about landforms and resources in Africa.
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Landforms and Resources

For Students 7th - 8th
For this Landforms and Resources worksheet, learners are asked to complete a chart about the landforms and resources in Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Antarctica, then read and answer two short-answer questions.
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Volcanic Eruptions

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders engage in a lesson that covers the responses of the earth how it changes. The changes are covered and how it moves on the lithosphere to create landforms. Specifically, a simulation of a volcano is used to work with...
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Effects of Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Explore our world from within as you lead young scientists on a thrilling adventure. Pupils examine the location of plate boundaries to determine earthquake and volcano distribution around the globe and explore the cause of hot spots in...
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Inside the Solid Earth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine how rocks form and the movement of rocks that form landforms.  In this investigative lesson students complete several activities and take a test. 
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Earth Structure and Processes

For Teachers 8th
Students classify different rocks according to their types. In this earth science lesson, students explain how plate tectonics created Earth's landforms. They explain the continental drift theory and sea floor spreading in their own words.
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CK-12 Earth Science Concepts for Middle School

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Explore a variety of science concepts in an interactive textbook created for middle school scholars. A lengthy table of contents takes readers to pages comprised of a subject overview, outline, and summary. Follow links further to find...
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Rocks and Minerals

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students are able to describe earth processes (e.g., rusting, weathering, erosion) that have affected selected physical features in students, neighborhoods. They are able to identify various earth structures (e.g., mountains, faults,...
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Pass the Plate

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars define constructive forces. They describe how landforms are created as a result of constructive forces. Students recognize active volcano areas in the United States. They demonstrate an understanding of Panagea.
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Island formation

For Teachers 2nd - 11th
Students explain what an island is, and distinguish islands from similar landforms. They compare and contrast the different ways in which islands are formed.
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Forces of Change

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discuss various ways in which landforms change over time. They, in groups, research and create a reference book about landform change including tsunamis, earthquakes, weathering, erosion and volcanic eruptions.
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Geography Skills

For Students 6th - 9th
In this geography skills activity, students respond to 10 multiple choice questions about climate regions and geographic features around the world.
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Island Formation

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students create models of how islands are formed by hot spots and then write a summary of their observations and of how they think their model relates to volcanic hot spots and island formation.
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Being Nosy About Our Neighbors

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners use the scientific method to explore the effect of size on impact cratering. They compare images of landforms on Earth to those of other planets to compare surface processes. Students infer the geologic history of another...
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Gelatin Volcanoes

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate magma flow using gelatin volcano models. In this earth science lesson, students sketch the magma bodies as observed from the top of their model. They explain why magma moves that way.
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Edible Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Many people think they can't observe plate tectonics, but thanks to GPS, we know that Australia moves at a rate of 2.7 inches per year, North America at 1 inches per year, and the Pacific plate at more than 3 inches per year! Scholars...