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Where in the World Is That Volcano?

Identify the Earth's major volcanoes with an earth science instructional activity. Elementary and middle schoolers locate major volcanoes on a world map. Then, in groups, they research how the volcano affects the region in which it is located.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Modify the lesson to prompt learners to find the closest volcano to their school, as well as how long it has been dormant (or not)

  • Applicable to a wide range of grades
  • A good addition to a unit on plate tectonics or landforms

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