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Lessons - Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

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Volcanoes are among the most spectacular geological features on the planet. Jump into an exploration of these amazing phenomenon with this multimedia activity series. Working collaboratively in small groups, young scientists view videos and use online simulations as they learn about the formation of different types of volcanoes through the action of tectonic plates. Prior to starting the activity, experiment with the different online resources to prepare for any potential issues that may arise while using them. An excellent, engaging activity series to include in a middle or high school earth science unit.

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  • Focus questions are provided for each video clip
  • Includes all supporting worksheets with answer keys
  • Offers extension ideas for making cross-curricular connections
  • Teacher must prepare a model volcano for in-class demonstration