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Study Jams! VolcanoesLesson Planet
4 mins 4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
You will lava this little clip about volcanoes! It explains what a volcano is and describes the four different types. It also addresses how magma flows through a conduit, passes through a vent, and becomes lava. All of this takes place...
Volcanoes: Fourth Grade Lesson Plans and ActivitiesLesson Planet
4th CCSS: Adaptable
Young geologists begin exploring volcanoes of different structures and states: active, extinct, or dormant. During the lab, they make three models and compare different types of volcanoes, including composite, cinder cone, and shield....
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: 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: Sixth Grade Lesson Plans and ActivitiesLesson Planet
Bring a set of pre-lab, lab, and post-lab lesson plans on volcanoes to your earth science unit. Sixth graders explore the three types of volcanoes found on Earth, plot the specific locations of these volcanoes on a map, and investigate...
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...
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...
Learning about VolcanoesLesson Planet
3rd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
There's something about the classic volcano demonstration that can grab any learners' attention. Scholars begin with a reading and grand conversation about volcanoes, construct an erupting volcano using vinegar and baking soda, then show...
Find the Most Spectacular Volcanoes in the World!Lesson Planet
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Heat things up in your earth science class with this collaborative lesson on volcanoes. After first being introduced to the different types of volcanoes and how they are formed, young geologists work in small groups to research the...
Monitoring Active VolcanoesLesson Planet
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The fastest growing volcano in recorded history grew more than 150 meters in less than a week and to more than 424 meters in less than a decade. How do we safely monitor active volcanoes? Young scientists design an instrument to measure...
Volcanoes: Kindergarten Lesson Plans and ActivitiesLesson Planet
K CCSS: Adaptable
In the pre-lab, kindergarteners mimic the movements of the eruption of a volcano and discover various volcanoes around the United States. Then, pupils sort different types of volcanic rocks in the lab before learning how volcanoes grow...