Magma and Lava Venn Diagram
For this magma and lava worksheet, 5th graders use the Venn diagram to show the similarities and differences between magma and lava.
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Intermediate Guided Reading Lesson: Rocks and Minerals
Students explore rocks and minerals. In this rocks and minerals nonfiction comprehension guided reading lesson plan, students observe rocks and make a list of their observable traits. Students preview the book Rocks and Minerals by...
3rd - 5th Science
Volcanoes: Fifth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities
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...
5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Types of Volcanic Eruptions
Blow the roof off your classroom with this multimedia science lesson on volcanic eruptions. A short online video teaches young geologists about shield and composite volcanoes and explores the examples of Kilauea and Mt. Vesuvius, before...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable