We found 97 resources with the concept volcanic eruptions
How a Supervolcano Made the Cenozoic’s Coolest FossilsLesson Planet
10 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Volcanoes cause mass extinctions, climate change, and physical alterations of our planet. They also create great fossil records, time markers in layers of Earth, and an interesting way to study geology. A video describes how one...
The Unusual Formation of the Hawaiian IslandsLesson Planet
9 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
How are the Hawaiian Islands different from other island chains? Discover the surprising geologic history of Hawaii with a video from a cool physics playlist. The narrator takes a hike with some geologists and discusses mantle plume...
Igneous Rocks: Completing the 3D PictureLesson Planet
6th - 9th
Finally, an easy-to-make volcano model: no baking soda and vinegar required! Junior geologists construct a volcano in 3-D, then use it to answer questions about the processes and timescale of igneous rock formation. The activity includes...
Ice Cores: Modeling Ice SheetsLesson Planet
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Ice cores provide scientists with knowledge of historic melt layers, air temperatures, greenhouse gases, and climate stability. Scholars work in groups to build layers representing snow and ice over thousands of years. Then, groups...
Earthquakes and Volcanoes Post AssessmentLesson Planet
6th CCSS: Adaptable
The final lesson in the 20-part series is a post assessment covering earthquakes and volcanoes. Twenty-three questions incorporate each of the previous lessons through multiple choice, justified multiple choice, expanded multiple choice,...
Learning about VolcanoesLesson Planet
3rd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
There's something about the classic volcano demonstration that can grab any learners' attention. Scholars begin with a reading and grand conversation about volcanoes, construct an erupting volcano using vinegar and baking soda, then show...
All About Volcanoes: How They Form, Eruptions and More!Lesson Planet
3 mins K - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
How do volcanoes form and why do they erupt? Does magma change as it reaches Earth's surface? These are some of the questions that are under investigation in a video that explains the science around volcanoes.
Hazards: Kindergarten Lesson Plans and ActivitiesLesson Planet
K CCSS: Adaptable
The last unit in the series allows kindergarteners to see the dangers and hazards associated with each of the natural disasters learned so far in the series—earthquakes and volcanoes. They listen to sounds associated with the disasters.
Volcanoes: Kindergarten Lesson Plans and ActivitiesLesson Planet
K CCSS: Adaptable
In the pre-lab, kindergarteners mimic the movements of the eruption of a volcano and discover various volcanoes around the United States. Then, pupils sort different types of volcanic rocks in the lab before learning how volcanoes grow...
Plate Tectonics Cycle — Sixth GradeLesson Planet
Four resources make up a collection that breaks down each part of the plate tectonic cycle, developed by Math/Science Nucleus. With pre- and post-labs, discussion topics, and writing assignments, sixth graders take on a hands-on approach to understanding the Plate Tectonics Cycle.
Plate Tectonics Cycle — Fifth GradeLesson Planet
Math/Science Nucleus provides a set of four resources that take a deeper look into the parts of the plate tectonics cycle. Each resource contains hands-on activities and labs to help fifth graders develop a better understanding of one of Earth's most important systems.
Polar Detectives: Using Ice Core Data to Decode Past Climate MysteriesLesson Planet
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How does examining an ice core tell us about weather? Learners set up and explore fake ice cores made of sugar, salt, and ash to represent historical snowfall and volcanic eruptions. From their setups, scholars determine what caused the...
Monitoring Active VolcanoesLesson Planet
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The fastest growing volcano in recorded history grew more than 150 meters in less than a week and to more than 424 meters in less than a decade. How do we safely monitor active volcanoes? Young scientists design an instrument to measure...
Hazards: First Grade Lesson Plans and ActivitiesLesson Planet
1st CCSS: Adaptable
Examine the environmental hazards associated with volcanoes with a three-part science lesson. In the pre-lab, first graders learn that gas, landslides, ash, and lava are all hazards that come from volcanoes. They then explore hazardous...