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All About Volcanoes: How They Form, Eruptions and More!Lesson Planet
3 mins K - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
How do volcanoes form and why do they erupt? Does magma change as it reaches Earth's surface? These are some of the questions that are under investigation in a video that explains the science around volcanoes.
Volcanoes: Second Grade Lesson Plans and ActivitiesLesson Planet
2nd CCSS: Adaptable
Young geologists explore volcanoes with a series of engaging geology activities. First, they learn the difference between magma and lava before coloring and labeling the parts of a volcano. During the lab, individuals watch a...
Volcanoes: First Grade Lesson Plans and ActivitiesLesson Planet
1st CCSS: Adaptable
Introduce young geologists to types of volcanoes during the pre-lab. First graders explore how different liquids flow with an experiment on viscosity to simulate how different types of lava flow. Next, they learn about the parts of a...
Volcanoes: Fifth Grade Lesson Plans and ActivitiesLesson Planet
5th CCSS: Adaptable
Fifth graders explore volcanoes and the rocks they produce using the Internet. The lab portion of the lesson prompts young scientists to compare and describe igneous rocks. Next, they critique a pair or more of books on volcanoes in...
Origin and Evolution of Life, Part 2Lesson Planet
8 mins 9th - 12th
In part two of the "Origin and Evolution of Life," our host looks to the hot geysers found in Yellowstone to show the type of environment primordial life may have evolved from. This leads to an explanation of how scientist Stanley Miller...
Earthquakes and Volcanoes Post AssessmentLesson Planet
6th CCSS: Adaptable
The final lesson in the 20-part series is a post assessment covering earthquakes and volcanoes. Twenty-three questions incorporate each of the previous lessons through multiple choice, justified multiple choice, expanded multiple choice,...
Volcanoes!: Forecasting the Path of MudflowsLesson Planet
4th - 8th
Learners construct a mockup of a volcano by crumbling up newspapers and piling them into the shape of a volcano. They place a tarp over the newspapers making sure the tarp is large enough to simulate a flat area at the volcano's base....
Miracle Planet - Snow Ball Earth 4/5Lesson Planet
9 seconds 6th - 9th
A snowball earth would stay frozen once frozen; so what melted the ice? A manganese dioxide deposit gives some clue. One scientist focused on volcanic eruptions as contributing more oxygen into the air and warming the earth. This...