Volcanoes: They Live
Students watch a video of a volcanic eruption and discuss volcano formation and the different types of volcanoes. They explore plate tectonics and compare volcanic eruptions of the past with those of more modern times.
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Rocks and Minerals in Our Lives
Young geologists discover the important role that rocks and minerals play in our everyday lives through this series of hands-on activities. Starting off with a lesson that defines the difference between plants, animals, and minerals,...
K - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Earthquakes Living Lab: The Theory of Plate Tectonics
Find out if your class agrees with Ice Age: Continental Drift ... or if it's just a fun family movie! Class members research the theory of continental drift, examine evidence of plate tectonics, connect this information to engineering,...
6th - 8th Science
Scientists Use Web Site to Report Volcano Activity
Students react to statements about volcanoes, then read a news article about scientists monitoring eruptions at Augustine volcano in Alaska. In this earth science and current events activity, the teacher introduces the activity with a...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History