Volcano Model

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When middle school earth science classes are covering volcanoes, they can cut out and construct a miniature model of a stratovolcano and its surrounding town. From the town side, the external features of the volcano appear. On the opposite side is a cross-section of the volcano displaying the alternating layers of ash and lava flow.

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Classroom Considerations

  • Be aware that manual dexterity is required for cutting, folding, and gluing the small tabs, making this not a good fit for younger students or those with special needs
  • Additionally, consider making clear tape available as holding tabs in place while waiting for glue to dry would be unnecessarily time consuming
Pros

  • Very detailed and pleasantly colorful
  • Step-by-step instructions and diagrams help make construction clear
Cons

  • None