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Volcanoes

For Teachers 4th Standards
This collection is a blast. Kids can explore the science behind plate tectonics, examine the life cycle of volcanoes, and engage in hands-on projects that model volcanic processes. They'll lava.
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Plate Tectonics Cycle — Sixth Grade

For Teachers 6th Standards
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...
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Plate Tectonics Cycle — Fifth Grade

For Teachers 5th
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...
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Lava Lake Tectonics

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Do you enjoy spending the day at the lake? Maybe not an active lava lake! Viewers watch the fascinating movement of crust on top of molten magma as part of a larger series exploring the story of Earth. Comparisons to tectonic plates...
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Lava Layering

For Teachers 4th - 10th Standards
Take the old baking soda and vinegar volcano to the next level by using it to study repeated lava flows over time, examine geologic features on Earth and Mars, and speculate about some of the formations on Mars. 
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How to Make Lava

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learn how to make homemade lava with this short video. Casey and Rachel use household items to simulate lava in a volcano. This is a great video to teach density of liquids.
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Thermo and Fluid Dynamics of a Homemade "Lava Lamp"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners construct their own lava lamp using simple substances. In this physics lesson, students explain how difference in density causes convection. They solve for forces and buoyancy using mathematical equations.
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Don't Fall in the Hot Lava

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Readers will explore letter recognition through an ABC game. Letters are scattered on the floor. The teacher calls out a letter and learners find that letter and jump on it. Then the teacher calls out words and they jump on the letter...
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Volcanoes: First Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 1st Standards
Introduce young geologists to types of volcanoes during the pre-lab. First graders explore how different liquids flow with an experiment on viscosity to simulate how different types of lava flow. Next, they learn about the parts of a...
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Volcanoes: Second Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Young geologists explore volcanoes with a series of engaging geology activities. First, they learn the difference between magma and lava before coloring and labeling the parts of a volcano. During the lab, individuals watch a...
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Understanding Lava Layers

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders view "Volcano" by National Geographic Video. They experiment with baking soda and study lava flow. They describe volcano and earthquake patterns. They analyze weather and climate changes and how they relate to the natural...
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How to Make a Lava Lamp the Easy Way

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Blobs in a bottle? This looks a lot like a lava lamp! With a few simple ingredients and five minutes, your class can have its own lava lamp. Use this science project to introduce the idea of density, and cap the bottle when you're...
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Is the Coast Really Toast?: A Lesson About Volcanoes, Phase Changes, and the Art of Estimation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Clever! Use a clip from the 1997 film, Volcano, to get your chemistry class knee-deep in heat concepts related to lava. In the movie scene, lava flow is stopped in the nick of time. Your class must use calculations to determine if this...
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Lava Field

For Teachers K - 6th
Working in teams, groups of learners must collaborate to make their way across an imaginary lava field using foam tiles, carpet pieces, hula hoops, etc. This activity would be best if adapted to a larger facility or outdoors!
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Observing Lava Flows

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the difference between fast and slow spreading lava flows. They identify various types of lava flow and determine the factors that cause them to form. Viewing photographs of lava flows, students working in groups,...
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Volcano Lava Flow - Time-lapse

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
See lava flow up close without fear of being burned to death! The brilliant eruption and magma boil over the surface of a volcano, at times producing light so bright, the video quality is blurred. Nonetheless, this video is great for an...
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Cake Batter Lava

For Teachers 3rd - 11th
Students examine how lava flows change the landscape.  In this lava lesson students complete a lab activity where they create a lava flow using cake batter. 
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Volcanic Hazards: Flows

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know the largest volcano in our solar system is on Mars? Young scholars measure and experiment with how to predict lava and mud flows. This knowledge leads to better evacuation, safety, and preventative methods. 
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Make Your Own Lava Lamp

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Here is one of the better Spangler episodes. Two young girls perform an experiment that results in the creation of a lava lamp! Water, oil, Alka Seltzer, and food coloring are combined in test tubes to create this effect. There is a lot...
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Make Your Own Lava Lamp

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Here is one of the better Spangler episodes. Two young girls perform an experiment that results in the creation of a lava lamp! Water, oil, Alka Seltzer, and food coloring are combined in test tubes to create this effect. There is a lot...
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Lava Lamps

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Get funky with a fun project based on those old lava lamps from the 1960s. The class discusses how lava lamps function and then construct their own out of bottles, glitter, oil, food coloring, and water. The properties of water,...
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Volcanoes!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Give young geologists an up close and personal look at volcanoes with a series of hands-on earth science lessons. Whether they are investigating the properties of igneous rocks, building their own volcanoes, or making fudge to model the...
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Circle of Pong

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
A STEM lesson presents a simulation of placing a scientific instrument in a lava flow. Teams design and build a device that can place a ping pong ball in a cup from a distance of at least three feet. They test and refine the device...
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Intrusive and Extrusive Igneous Rocks

For Students 6th - 12th
Check out a resource that's erupting with engaging material! Earth science scholars discover how igneous rocks form in a well-rounded interactive. They manipulate the cooling time of lava to watch crystals form, learn visual...

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