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Plate Tectonics Cycle — Sixth Grade

For Teachers 6th Standards
Four resources make up a collection that breaks down each part of the plate tectonic cycle, developed by Math/Science Nucleus. With pre- and post-labs, discussion topics, and writing assignments, sixth graders take on a hands-on approach...
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Plate Tectonics Cycle — Fifth Grade

For Teachers 5th
Math/Science Nucleus provides a set of four resources that take a deeper look into the parts of the plate tectonics cycle. Each resource contains hands-on activities and labs to help fifth graders develop a better understanding of one of...
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Types of Volcanic Eruptions

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Blow the roof off your classroom with this multimedia science lesson plan on volcanic eruptions. A short online video teaches young geologists about shield and composite volcanoes and explores the examples of Kilauea and Mt. Vesuvius,...
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New Zealand Eruptions

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
New Zealand's volcanoes are the subject of a activity that asks class groups to research and create displays that detail the Taupo, Tarawera, and Ruapehu volcanic eruptions.
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Dating a Volcanic Eruption

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students discover the various ways in which tree rings can give information. After a brief disucssion of concentric tree rings, they use cross section cut outs of tree rings to identify the time and type of various naturally occuring...
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Dating a Volcanic Eruption

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners discover how to "read" tree rings to determine the date of a volcanic eruption and the effects an eruption has on plant growth. After a lecture/demo, students utilize a worksheet imbedded in this plan to date an eruption.
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Volcanic Hazards: Airborne Debris

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Pupils interpret maps and graph data related to volcanic ash. Then they analyze the importance of wind speed and the dangers of the ash to both life, air temperature, and technology. 
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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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Ready-Set-Tech: When a Volcano Erupts

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Wouldn't it be a blast to uncover the science behind volcanic eruptions? Explore, research, and examine the nature of volcanoes with three fun hands-on projects kids will love. First the class takes to the Internet to research volcanoes....
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Aerosol Science

For Students 6th - 12th
In this aerosol worksheet, students are given data for volcanic eruptions and the average temperatures of the Earth. They determine the change in temperature from the year of the eruption to the present year and use the means to...
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Volcanoes: Second Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 2nd Standards
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...
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Science Italian Style: Eruption!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore ways scientists prepare for a volcanic eruption. They observe films of earthquakes, oil spills, volcanoes and hurricanes. Students perform activities to demonstrate the relationship of viscosity to lava flow. They...
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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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Volcano Models

For Teachers 6th Standards
More than 80 percent of the earth's surface originated from volcanoes. The 16th lesson in a 20-part series introduces the shape and development of volcanoes. It begins with a demonstration using a balloon and flour to illustrate the...
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Publishing Natural Disaster Articles

For Teachers 5th
Wow, what a terrific lesson plan! After learning about natural disasters, such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis, pupils write an article and publish their work. This lesson plan is chock full of resources and...
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Inside a Volcano

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A fascinating video on the role volcanoes played in the formation of Earth is here for your class. The video shows how it was volcanic eruptions that led our planet out of the ice age by spewing carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere....
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Hazards: Third Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Learners discover hazards related to volcanoes and predict the effects these hazards have on people and land. As blossoming geologists explore various volcanic eruptions, including the hazards associated with them, they create their own...
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Lessons - Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Volcanoes are among the most spectacular geological features on the planet. Jump into an exploration of these amazing phenomenon with this multimedia instructional activity series. Working collaboratively in small groups, young...
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Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Learners view a demonstration of a volcano and its erruption, then watch a video segment.  For this volcanic eruption lesson students explore different types of volcanoes, how and why they errupt, and the impact of such eruptions. 
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Volcanic Hazards: Flows

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know the largest volcano in our solar system is on Mars? Young scholars measure and experiment with how to predict lava and mud flows. This knowledge leads to better evacuation, safety, and preventative methods. 
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Polar Detectives: Using Ice Core Data to Decode Past Climate Mysteries

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How does examining an ice core tell us about weather? Learners set up and explore fake ice cores made of sugar, salt, and ash to represent historical snowfall and volcanic eruptions. From their setups, scholars determine what caused the...
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Every-Day Edit: Volcanic Iceland

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this editing a paragraph activity, learners read and edit a short paragraph on "Volcanic Iceland" and find the ten errors in capitalization, punctuation, spelling and/or grammar. Students correct the errors.
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Climatic Changes

For Students 9th - 12th
In this climate changes instructional activity, students review the different events such as volcanic eruptions and El Nino that change the climate. This instructional activity has 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions.
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Plinian Eruptions

For Students 8th - 10th
In this Plinian eruptions worksheet, students read about the types of volcanic eruptions and about Gaius Plinius Secundus who the Plinian eruption was named after. Students answer four critical thinking questions about volcanic eruptions.

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