Volcanoes: Sixth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

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Bring a set of pre-lab, lab, and post-lab lesson plans on volcanoes to your earth science unit. Sixth graders explore the three types of volcanoes found on Earth, plot the specific locations of these volcanoes on a map, and investigate the Ring of Fire pattern.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Show a video of the eruption of Mount St. Helens to demonstrate the blast
  • Create a word wall including terms such as shield volcano, composite volcano, cinder cone, magma, lava, vent, volcanic bombs, and volcanic ash
Classroom Considerations

  • The first lesson in a series of four that make up a unit on the plate tectonic cycle
  • Have pupils refer to pages 2-4 in the portion of the workbook
  • The first resource link is inactive

  • Provides links for further investigation of volcanoes 
  • A workbook for the entire unit is included
  • Comes with blackline masters within the resource

  • None