Students investigate volcanoes and lava flows. They complete a Webquest, explore various websites, watch a video clip of pyroclastic flow, answer discussion questions, and identify a newspaper article about a dangerous place in the world.
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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
Monitoring Active Volcanoes
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...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Volcano Hazards: Describing a Dangerous Mix
Students work cooperatively to become "Volcano Hazards Experts." Groups research and create posters illustrating dangers from volcanic eruptions, as well as determine the dangers of specific volcanic eruptions. They present their research t
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Volcanoes!: Forecasting the Path of Mudflows
Young scholars construct a mockup of a volcano by crumbling up newspapers and piling them into the shape of a volcano. They place a tarp over the newspapers making sure the tarp is large enough to simulate a flat area at the volcano's...
4th - 8th Science