Lesson Plan

Where in the World Is That Volcano?

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Identify the Earth's major volcanoes with an earth science lesson. 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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