Volcano Lesson Plans
Batter Lava- To understand some of the geological processes and the
structures that form as lava flows across planetary landscapes by using
cake batter as an analog for lava.
Volcanoes- To understand how and why magma moves inside volcanoes.
Cycles - The learner will build an understanding of geological cycles,
forces, processes and agents which shape the lithosphere.
- How to Make a Volcano
Model- The model below is an example of a simple, effective way to
recreate a volcanic eruption. Warning: Be careful when handling ingredients.
Children should be supervised by an adult. Ingredients should be kept
away from the eyes.
to Volcanoes - Students will identify what they know about volcanoes
and what they would like to learn about volcanoes.
Layering- To learn about the stratigraphy of lava flows produced by
Power - In this lesson, students investigate slope as a rate of change.
Students compare, contrast, and make conjectures based on distance-time
graphs for three bicyclists climbing to the top of a mountain.
of Fire- To investigate how particle size affects the angle of a volcano's
of Volcanic Landforms - Student groups become experts on one type
of volcano and teach the class about their volcano.
To determine how fluid a liquid really is by measuring its viscosity.
GUIDED READING 1 - Students' will create volcano mini-books based
upon new information given in text, and identify the cause/effect relationships
(chain of events) addressing the following: What is a volcano? What causes
a volcano to erupt?
- Students will be able to create a concept map describing the volcano
type assigned and give a presentation to the class or small group.
Modules Page- A complete unit.