Volcanic History of Your Community

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Did you know there are 20 volcanoes erupting at any given time? Pupils look at various igneous rocks, read local geologic maps, and determine if their area has a history of volcanic activity. A reading passage and analysis questions round out the lesson. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Bring in various volcanic rock samples rather than using the provided photos
  • Invite a local geologist to speak about the local rock types
Classroom Considerations
  • The lesson can be completed in small groups, individually, or in a flipped class
  • The sixth in a series of seven lessons
  • Reading passage highlights vocabulary
  • Lesson includes two extension ideas
  • There is no hands-on component to this activity
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