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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
Students 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 activity 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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DIY Lava Lamp

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students examine lava lamps and what causes them to work.  In this density lesson students make a lava lamp and write the scientific explanation of what happens.
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Volcanoes

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
What is the difference between a shield volcano and a cinder cone volcano? How does the flow of lava influence the type of rock that's formed? A presentation on different aspects of volcanoes answers these questions for middle school...
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Are We Falling Apart? Exploding Volcanoes

For Teachers 5th - Higher Ed
Young scholars explore how volcanoes are formed, list the parts and characteristics of volcanoes, state the differences in various types of lava, and analyze the volume of ejecta from a volcano.
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Ape Cave Exploration

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students simulate online the formation of Ape Cave, in order to better explain its construction. They observe, illustrate and discuss geological features of this lava tube.
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Volcanoes: Sixth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 6th Standards
Bring a set of pre-lab, lab, and post-lab lesson plans on volcanoes to your earth science unit. Sixth graders explore the three types of volcanoes found on Earth, plot the specific locations of these volcanoes on a map, and investigate...
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Make a Volcano Foldable

For Students 5th - 8th
In this volcano worksheet, students make a "foldable" for the three types of volcanoes. They identify the volcano types, the type of lava, the type of eruption, the location of the volcano and the slope on one of three cards in the...
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Volcano!

For Teachers K
Students develop problem solving techniques through movement. They coming to PE class, are told that a giant volcano has erupted and there is hot lava everywhere. They need to get to island (tumbling mat or mats) on other side of playing...
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Miracle Planet - Snow Ball Earth 1/5

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Erratics, or drop-stones, are geographic abnormalities. Large stones that appear in unlikely places point to glacial movement. Lava flow also helps scientists determine timing of multiple Ice Ages. Watch this clip along with the four...
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Volcanoes: USGS Geography

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students research volcanoes. For this volcanoes unit, students examine components of a volcano, how it is created, what causes it to erupt, and the results of an eruption. There are a series of 6 lessons included in this unit. Students...
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Understanding Lava Layers

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders trace the lava flow of an erupting volcano. In this earth science lesson, 7th graders experiment using baking soda and vinegar. They record and share their observations.
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Volcano

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
This resource will blow your mind! Young mathematicians estimate the rate of volcanic lava flow by watching a video. They apply the rate formula to determine how long it would take the lava to reach a city. Let's hope everyone gets out...
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Hazards: First Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 1st Standards
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...
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Volcanic Landforms

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know the word volcano comes from the name of the Roman god of fire, Vulcan? During this activity, scholars make a topographic map, interpret topographic maps, and infer how lava will flow based on their analysis. 
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Pocket Mouse and Predation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The rock pocket mouse exists either with light colored or dark colored fur. As their habitat changes from sandy desert to lava flows the prominence of each color fur also changes. Viewers compare the visibility of each mouse's fur color...
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Volcanoes: Third Grade Lessons Plans and Activities

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Discover how rocks are formed from volcanoes during a geology pre-lab activity. Third graders describe the volcanic rock samples and creating a model of Mt. Lassen, located in California. The lesson culminates in a discussion about how...
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Magma and Lava Venn Diagram

For Students 5th
In this magma and lava worksheet, students use the Venn diagram to show the similarities and differences between magma and lava.
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Study Jams! Volcanoes

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
You will lava this little clip about volcanoes! It explains what a volcano is and describes the four different types. It also addresses how magma flows through a conduit, passes through a vent, and becomes lava. All of this takes place...
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The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection and Adaptation

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The pocket mouse can be light brown like the sands of the desert, or dark brown like the volcanic lava flows that are interspersed throughout New Mexico's Valley of Fire. It seems that predators have weeded out light colored mice in this...
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Formation of Volcanoes

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the process of different volcanoes and how plate tectonics plays a role. In this volcanic lesson students complete several assignments on plate tectonics.
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Volcano Vocabulary

For Students 6th - 9th
In this volcano learning exercise, students do a crossword puzzle using the vocabulary for the types of volcanoes, the types of lava, the slopes of the volcanoes and the movement of the lava.
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Igneous Rock Formation

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders use the computer lab to search for answers to questions on their workshet. They discuss the creation of igneouss rocks and listen as the teacher lectures about lava. Students follow directions to mix a batch of salt dough...
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Volcano Activity

For Students 7th - 9th
In this volcano worksheet, students measure the slope of a volcano and its baseline and summit degrees. They identify the type of volcano, the type of lava and the type of eruption.
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Types of Volcanoes

For Students 8th - 10th
In this volcano worksheet, students identify various aspects of volcanoes including identifying the types of volcano, the types of lava, the types of eruption, the locations of the volcanoes and the slopes of the volcanoes.
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Measurement Word Problems

For Students 8th
In this measurement instructional activity, 8th graders solve 10 different word problems that include illustrations to match. First, they determine how long ago the railway coaches started on the tracks in the US. Then, students...
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Eruption Products

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Fire up your class with interesting facts and information about the lava, gases, steam, ash etc. that come out of a volcano when it erupts. Young scientists examine the eruptive materials that are produced by a volcanic eruption, learn...
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Volcano Study Guide

For Students 7th - 9th
In this volcano worksheet, students answer fourteen questions about the types of volcanoes, the types of magma and the types of lava. They label the parts of a volcano.
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The Eruptor

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students use the internet to research facts about volcanoes. In groups, they locate the nearest volcano near them and find photographs of volcanoes erupting. To end the lesson, they build their own model of a volcano with different...
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Study Jams! Igneous Rocks

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Dynamic music pumps up viewers as they learn about intrusive and extrusive igneous rocks. Presentation slides include a graphic depiction of magma below Earth's surface , photographs of lava exploding and flowing, and close-ups of...
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Geography Now! Ethiopia

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
While Ethiopia may conjure up images of famine, the most populous landlocked country in the Horn of Africa actually has a bright future ahead of it. The nation was able to hold off European colonizers and other invaders from the...
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Vocabulary

For Students 4th - 6th
In this science related worksheet, students look up, define and discuss seven key terms that deal with their study of volcanoes.
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Volcanoes: Kindergarten Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers K Standards
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...
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Hot Lava

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students pretend that the area of the gym floor that is purple is land and the yellow sections are lava. Individually, they are to make their way across the room only on land staying out of the lava. To end the lesson, they move quicker...
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Lava Layering

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars observe the layering process of lava flow with hands-on activities.
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Why Were all Lava Surfers

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Shared Resource First-hand plate tectonics from the Big History Project shows how one can observe plate tectonics today. 
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Earthquakes and Volcanoes

For Students 7th - 9th
In this earthquakes and volcanoes worksheet, students use an on line source to answer questions about earthquakes around the world, the origins of volcanoes and the creation of lava tube caves.
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Kinds of Rocks

For Students 1st - 2nd
What are the different kinds of rock? This is a very simple reading comprehension worksheet about rocks. There is a short reading passage, 10 sentences long, about different kinds of rocks including granite, limestone, lava rock, pumice...
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Succession

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Causes of ecological succession include lava flows, receding glaciers, forest fires, and farming. The video explains both primary and secondary succession. It also describes the steps followed during a typical succession.
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Volcano Lava Recipe--Experiment and Model

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners build a volcano of clay around a container that is thin and tall. They experiment with two containers with different mixtures in each. Students write out their findings and use strong adjectives to describe how the two mixtures...
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Learning about Volcanoes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
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...
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Find the Most Spectacular Volcanoes in the World!

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Heat things up in your earth science class with this collaborative lesson on volcanoes. After first being introduced to the different types of volcanoes and how they are formed, young geologists work in small groups to research the...
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Igneous Rocks: Completing the 3D Picture

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
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...
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Volcano Poster Project

For Students 7th - 9th
In this volcano instructional activity, students choose a volcano from a given list to do research on using the computer lab. Students gather information about the volcano and answer 20 questions. They create a poster with graphics and...
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A Visit to Southern Africa - Volcano

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students examine a cookie that represents pumice and lava in order to realize that lava is a composite of many rock particles. They compare and contrast pumice to the cookie by estimating, weighing, measuring and dissecting the cookie...
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Are We Falling Apart? Exploding Volcanoes

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students research and demonstrate volcanic activity. In this volcanism activity, students research the types of volcanoes and define related terms using the Internet. They demonstrate volcanic activity with water, corn syrup, and flour.
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Science Italian Style: Eruption!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore ways scientists prepare for a volcanic eruption. They observe films of earthquakes, oil spills, volcanoes and hurricanes. Students perform activities to demonstrate the relationship of viscosity to lava flow. They...
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Subtract with Unlike Denominators: English Learners

For Students 5th - 6th
In this English Learners vocabulary acquisition worksheet, students learn new words the picture of the volcano eruption and learn the words volcano, eruption, lava, smoke jumpers, fires, and ash. Students use the words to complete the...
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Igneous Rock

For Teachers 6th Standards
These rocks are HOT! Well, they used to be, anyway. Take young geologists on a two-week journey through the life and times of the average igneous rock. Lab groups work together to hypothesize about intrusive and extrusive igneous rock...
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How Volcanoes Grow

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students build models of the three major types of volcanoes and see how a volcano's shape is related to the type of material it erupts. As a class, they observe a demonstration that simulates the nature of two volcanic materials: lava...
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Earthquakes and Volcanoes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Even though volcanoes look alike, they can be very different based on the types of lava that erupts from their surface. Learn about strata volcanoes, shield volcanoes, and the varying viscosity of lava with an engaging hands-on activity....
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How Volcanoes Grow

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students create models of the three major types of volcanoes and determine how a volcano's shape is related to the type of material erupted. They then observe a demonstration that simulates the nature of two volcanic materials: lava and...
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Mini-Landslide

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore how different materials (sand, gravel, lava rock) with different water contents on different slopes result in landslides of different severity. They measure the severity by how far the landslide debris extends into model...
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Hazards: Fifth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 5th Standards
After comparing earthquake and volcanic hazards to one another, fifth graders take a closer look at damage associated with a volcanic eruption. They then create a simulation of mudslides due to a volcanic eruption. Using different...
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Peanut Brittle Volcano

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Learners see simulated lava flow down a simulated volcano. They examine how lava cools fastest on the surface.
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Ape Cave

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students prepare for a field trip to Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and exploration of Ape Cave (see also Ape Cave Exploration). In the absence of a field trip, students become acquainted with lava tubes in general.
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Plate Tectonic - Volcanoes

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students watch and learn the different levels of "viscosity" in liquids to explain molten lava after viewing a video of a Hawaiian volcano.
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I Got a Lava Livin' to Do in Pompeii

For Teachers 6th
Scholars imagine themselves as citizens of Pompeii in 79 AD. First they are assigned a job (or place in society like a child or slave). Then they record their daily activities for the weeks leading up to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in...
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Volcanoes

For Students 5th - 6th
A thorough description of volcanoes appears in this Earth science learning exercise. Students read facts about volcanoes and answer 20 multiple choice comprehension questions. The answers appear at the end of the learning exercise.
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Volcanoes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students view images and interactive activities on the Internet about volcanoes. In this plate tectonics lesson, students use the Internet to view PDF images and HTML Interactive activities while writing observations in their journals....
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Volcanoes: Fourth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 4th Standards
Young geologists begin exploring volcanoes of different structures and states: active, extinct, or dormant. During the lab, they make three models and compare different types of volcanoes, including composite, cinder cone, and shield....
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Volcanoes: Fifth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 5th Standards
Fifth graders explore volcanoes and the rocks they produce using the Internet. The lab portion of the lesson prompts young scientists to compare and describe igneous rocks. Next, they critique a pair or more of books on volcanoes in...
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Hydrothermal Vent Challenge

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Give our ocean voyagers the "Hydrothermal Vent Challenge!" It is a worksheet that guides them through an exploration of hydrothermal vents and the chemical reactions that occur when lava meets seawater. Using a collection of websites,...
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Wooly Magma

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Model the earth's core with a neat activity that uses science as an inquiry and step-by-step procedures. The activity acquires a lot of assistance from the teacher or volunteer helpers. 
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Mineral Formation: Evaporating Lake

For Students 9th - 12th
Get crazy for crystals! Junior geologists learn the secrets of crystal formation through lecture, reading, and examples. Other topics include common ionic compounds found in fresh and salt water, the effects of location on forming...
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The Moon

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A large amount of ice exists on the moon making colonization that much easier. The video discusses the creation of the moon and the materials and features on it. It also discusses the reasoning behind our moon being just one of many and...
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Mid-Ocean Ridges Interactive

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Your class will be on top of their game when it comes to mid-ocean ridges! The second installment in a 13-part series focuses on the 65,000-km underwater ridge system that spans our globe. Junior oceanographers practice placing the...
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Is Glass a Liquid?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Amorphous solid or slow-moving liquid? Learn about glass, pitch, and Earth's mantle through a video from the Veritasium playlist. The narrator describes the molecular structures of amorphous versus crystalline solids, shows examples of...
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What Are Minerals?

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Take young geologists on a trip through the rock cycle with this series of four earth science presentations. Beginning with an exploration of minerals and the different properties they exhibit, this resource goes on to explore...
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Test Your Science Knowledge!

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Challenge the knowledge of your young scientists with this colelction of online quizzes based on the Magic School Bus series. Covering a wide range of topics from insects to outer space, this resource is a quick and easy way to assess...
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Types of Volcanic Eruptions

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Blow the roof off your classroom with this multimedia science lesson on volcanic eruptions. A short online video teaches young geologists about shield and composite volcanoes and explores the examples of Kilauea and Mt. Vesuvius, before...
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Landforms, Hey!

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What are different types of landforms, and how are they formed? This is the focus of a video that describes how mountains, plateaus, mesas, buttes, volcanoes, deserts, islands, and deltas are made.
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GED Vocabulary: Earth and Space Science-Earth's Crust and The Solar System

For Students 7th - 9th
In this earth and space science worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle given 9 clues and a word bank on topics such as sea floor spreading, tectonic plates, faults, lava and the big bang theory.
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Making and Mapping a Volcano

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students build a baking soda volcano model. For this earth science lesson, students identify the sequence of lava flows. They make a volcano map using their models.
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A Simplified Model for Predicting Jupiter Radio Storms

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Would you want to visit the pizza moon? Io is known as the pizza moon because of the multiple colors of the lava deposited over its surface. In the lesson plan, scholars practice a model for predicting Jupiter radio storms using the...
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Volcanoes Are Hot Stuff

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
A nicely-put-together presentation allows learners to explore facts about volcanoes. The PowerPoint displays information about volcanic eruptions, volcano formation and other interesting details. The slides also contain excellent...
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Galapagos Volcanoes

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A very interesting video on the volcanoes of the Galapagos Islands awaits your class. The animals who live there are also featured. The giant tortoises of the islands are a special focus of this video. The tortoises are heavily impacted...
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Through the Lens

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A fascinating video which documents a National Geographic photographer's descent into a crater filled with molten lava is documented here. The crater is on the island of Ambryn, which is in the South Pacific Ocean. Incredible stuff!
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How to Make a Volcano

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
It's about to blow! These directions are clear and easy to follow. Create a simple worksheet to guide students through the video and then have them repeat the steps themselves! Ideal for fourth or fifth graders who can follow directions....
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Volcano Model

For Teachers 4th - 8th
When middle school earth science classes are covering volcanoes, they can cut out and construct a miniature model of a stratovolcano and its surrounding town. From the town side, the external features of the volcano appear. On the...
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Volcanoes-Viscosity Demonstration

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students engage in a lesson which demonstrates that volcanism is the process whereby materials formed inside the Earth come out onto the surface. They participate in a simple, yet effective, activity which demonstrates how volcanoes...
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Igneous Rocks/Volcanoes

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars differentiate between the two types of igneous rock and designate the area the rock comes from.
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A Volcano Model with Pizzazz

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create a volcano replica. In this volcano lesson plan, students construct an erupting volcano from a list of materials and instructions. Students read or listen to volcano stories during the eruption.
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Volcanoes!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students define what a volcano is. They discover where and why volcanoes occur. They study effects of volcanoes on the Earth system.
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Chemistry: Mini-Volcanoes

For Teachers K - 1st
Students observe an experiment using common household chemicals to simulate a volcanic eruption. In small cups, they follow the teacher's instructions to make their own volcanoes. After watching a Brain-pop video, students complete...
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Igneous Rocks

For Students 7th - 8th
In this igneous rocks worksheet, students identify the lave that cools quickly and entraps air and other gases. Then they describe the molten material found below the Earth's surface. Students also give another name for the mineral...
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Metamorphic Rocks

For Students 7th - 8th
In this metamorphic rocks worksheet, students name the components that change in size and shape when metamorphic rocks are formed. Then they describe the metamorphic rock formed from shale and its texture. Students also name the rocks...
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How Volcanoes Grow

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study volcanoes including rock fragments, ash, aerosols and gases.  For this volcano lesson students divide into groups and build models of the three major types of volcanoes. 
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Volcanoes

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students study volcanoes. In this volcanoes instructional activity, students read several volcano paragraphs and study the pictures or diagrams. Students then make an erupting volcano, complete website research about volcanoes, and...
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Chemical Engineering: Volcanoes

For Teachers K
Students study volcanoes using a chemical engineering project. In this volcanoes lesson plan, students create a model town and discuss the properties of a volcano. Students then make a volcano using a chemical engineering format for...
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Earthquakes and Volcanoes Post Assessment

For Students 6th Standards
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,...
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Hazards: Third Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Learners discover hazards related to volcanoes and predict the effects these hazards have on people and land. As blossoming geologists explore various volcanic eruptions, including the hazards associated with them, they create their own...
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GED Vocabulary: Earth and Space Science

For Students 9th - 12th
For this GED vocabulary worksheet, high schoolers complete a crossword puzzle about earth and space science topics. There are 9 definitions about plate tectonics, the solar system, the Big Bang Theory and weather. Students are given a...
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Field Trip Mars

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewFly around the Martian surface. Pupils view a presentation on the planet Mars featuring a flyover that shows different views of the surface where rovers have landed and explored on different missions. As individuals watch the images, the...
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Up in the Air

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners evaluate the impact of volcanic ash on the surroundin environment. Through discussion, videos and activities, they identify the various ways in which volcanic ash can be more detrimental than volcanic magma and lava.
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Volcano Hazards

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students investigate volcanoes and lava flows. They complete a Webquest, explore various websites, watch a video clip of pyroclastic flow, answer discussion questions, and identify a newspaper article about a dangerous place in the world.
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Volcanoes and Tsunamis

For Teachers K - 4th
Students examine a model in class. In this natural disasters instructional activity, students define the layers of Earth, discuss where lava comes from and identify the impact of volcanoes on humanity.  Students utilize a globe, sweet...
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Magma Flow

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the flow of magma. They observe the effect of silica and heat on lava flow through a model using everyday items. in addition, they complete analysis questions.
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Density

For Students 6th - 8th
Certain things just do not mix, including liquids of varying densities. Learners collect data to determine the densities of several liquids. They then use the density information to predict the type of liquid.
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Volcano Under the City

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students examine the different flow rates of liquids and how lava's viscosity influences flow.  In this liquids lesson plan students complete several handouts and a lab activity.
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Volcanoes Magma Rising

For Students 6th - 12th
New ReviewGet ready for an explosive lesson! Learners read and interact with an online lesson describing the characteristics of volcanoes. They study specific historical volcanoes as well as the science of volcanic eruptions using animations and...
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Volcanoes

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study volcanoes. They watch a demonstration that represents the eruption of a volcano and discuss the similarities and differences between the model and a real volcano.
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Why Don't All Volcanoes Look and Act the Same?

For Teachers 5th
Students explore the various types of volcanoes and the difference in viscosities of lava.  In this volcanoes lesson, students experiment to understand volcano gases and how the viscosity of the lava can dictate the resulting shape of...
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Mount Pinatubo

For Students 9th - 11th
In this geology worksheet, students locate 26 terms in this worksheet about volcanoes. Answers to the worksheet are available in various formats.
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Eruption

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students conduct an experiment simulating an underwater volcano based on reading The Magic School Bus Blows Its Top. They create a desktop volcano eruption demonstrating where magma comes from and how lava flows.
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Plate Tectonic - Volcanoes Pre Lab

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders draw and compare parts of volcano. They investigate parts of a volcano and distinguish between magma and lava.
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Plate Tectonic - Volcanoes (K)

For Teachers K - 1st
Students observe how lava flows from a volcano by watching the teacher create a mini volcano with shaving cream.
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Plate Tectonic - Volcanoes Lab

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders create analogs for lava and magma in experiments.
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Vulcan's Revenge-Volcanoes

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research various types of volcanoes. They explore the various emissions that come from them. Offer some explanation why some erupt by "quietly" puring lava, while others blast out chunks of rock and clouds of ash and gases.
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Liquid Densities

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students discover that different liquids can have different densities. In this density instructional activity, students observe the densities of liquids and construct a "lava light."
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Causes of Volcanoes

For Students 7th - 9th
In this volcano learning exercise, students fill in a chart with sketches of the three causes of volcanoes, the type of lava from each, a description and any features of each and examples of each.
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On the Move

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders study world trade and natural resources. In this trade and resources lesson, 7th graders research the production of their T-shirts, create graphs for the data, and identify any trade patterns or geographic causes....
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Immiscible Liquids and Density

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students will make a lava lamp. In this density lesson, students will combine water and oil and make observations, then add salt to the oil and observe the oil sink, then float again when the salt dissolves in the water.
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Distant Relatives

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate observations between widely separated populations of anchialine cave fauna.  In this biogeography lesson students discuss theories that could explain the given observations. 
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Hygiene

For Students 6th - 7th
In this word search activity, students find eight Spanish words related to hygiene. Words include 'germenes', 'efermedades', and 'lava manos'.
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Volcano Vocabulary

For Students 7th - 9th
In this volcano worksheet, students match the types of volcanoes and the types of magma and lava with their definitions. They are given the words in boxes and the definitions in a boxes.
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Writing Original Literary Texts - The World of Volcanoes

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students watch a video about an active volcano and use similes and metaphors to write an original poem. In this poetry and volcano lesson, students define similes and metaphors and brainstorm examples. Students watch a video about lava...
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A Model of a Strato Volcano

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students build a volcano model on tag board. They add lava and ash layers simulating the process that builds a real strato volcano cone.
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Volcano Shapes and Viscosity

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners are given shapes of mountain and volcanoes and are to predict the viscosity of their lava.  In this investigative lesson students complete a lab activity. 
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Volcanoes

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students investigate types of volcanoes. In this earth science lesson, students view a diagram of a volcano on an overhead projector and discuss the types of volcanoes. Students choose a volcano and write five facts about it.
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Geothermal Energy

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
With Earth Day quickly approaching, as well as many science fairs, why not challenge your class to investigate geothermal energy or other renewable energy resources? There are five driving questions explored in depth here, as well as...
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Rocking the Cycle!

For Teachers 6th Standards
Time to rock out! Discover the "life" cycle of the average rock using an illustrative stations lab and stimulating pairs game. Roll the dice to determine your fate: will it be melting in magma or chilling out to form igneous rock? The...
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Reflexive Verbs

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Understanding what reflexive verbs are in English will help your class understand them better in Spanish. Use this PowerPoint as an introduction to your "Verbos Reflexivos" lesson. It outlines reflexive verbs in English and Spanish,...
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Anchialine Cave Species

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Ever heard of a stygofauna or a stygobite? How about an anchialine cave? Set your young biologists on a quest to find information about organisms that live in and have adapted to life in caves located near the water. Class members then...
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A Volcano Awakes

For Students 6th - 9th
Blow your pupils' minds with information about some of the world's most awesome natural occurrences: volcanos. Class members read a short article and respond to included questions. The focus of the resource is on understanding and...
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Rocks: Mineral Mixtures

For Teachers 5th - 7th
A 22-slide set provides pretty much everything you need to teach the rock cycle except the actual specimens. All of the slides contain graphics or photographs to help describe the process, and most even have links to educational videos....
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The Volcano Factory

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Collaborative groups work together to report on the volcanic activity leading to island formation and construct models to demonstrate the process. Consider having each group present their project to the rest of the class. There are many...
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High School Language Arts Worksheet

For Students 9th - 11th
How savvy are your high school readers? This worksheet contains a little bit of everything. The prompts ask pupils to identify the main idea, draw conclusions, and summarize passages. In addition, they must use context to determine the...
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Succession in Communities

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What occurs following a natural disaster? High schoolers research this question and others as they investigate natural succession after a disaster. First, as they differentiate between primary and secondary succession, they explain how...
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Rock Cycle and Rocks Lab

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Science rocks! Explore three types of rocks and the rock cycle with an igneous rocks experiment. Pupils discuss textures, composition, and learn how melts are formed from the Earth's crust. They weigh materials using a scientific scale...
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Eruptions and Volcano Types

For Teachers 6th Standards
The Mammoth Lakes area regularly releases warnings to hikers and skiers to be careful because melting snow releases trapped gases from volcanic vents. The 17th activity in the 20-part series opens with a demonstration of carbon dioxide...
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The Irish Myth of the Giant's Causeway

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
When an Irish giant and a Scottish giant face off in a mythical duel, it is a cunning woman who determines the outcome with her clever tricks. Introduce viewers to geomythology—myths that explain the occurrence of natural features—with...
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Magazine Mosaics

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Almost every teacher has a stack of old magazines lying around. Get creative and turn them into mosaics! That's right, this resource explains how kids draw, design, cut, and paste to create mosaic art from recycled magazines. Connect...
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Sand Explorations

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students experiment with different samples of sand from Maui leeward and windward beaches. They create a sand map to suggest at least one contributing factor for the formation of each beach sample. They test the samples to determine...
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Volcanoes: Windows Into The Earth

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students investigate the concepts related to volcanoes and focus upon Mt. St. Helens. They define the difference between an active and dormant volcano. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The information is used in order...
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Plate Tectonics Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Navigate through a multimedia site to identify key information on plate tectonics, scavenger hunt style. Learners research to identify the different layers of the earth and better understand plate tectonics.
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Metaphors Compare Things

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
This learning exercise on metaphors is your ticket to better writing! As learners read ten sentences, they underline the metaphor and circle the two objects of comparison.
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Volcanic Eruption: Cause and Effect

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Volcanoes are one of Earth's most destructive forces, but they also have positive effects. Young vulcanologists create an active model of a volcano, perform an experiment, read articles about the effects of eruptions, and complete a...
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Beginnings of Life

For Students 10th - 12th
Continuing where he left off in the previous video, Sal explains that life began after the heavy bombardment 3.8-4 billion years ago. He defines the earliest forms of unicellular life forms including bacteria, archaea, and eukaryote and...
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Solar System Fact Sheet

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Here is a fantastic, educational handout packed with information and facts not only about the planets in our solar system, but also regarding major moons and their surface features, dwarf planets, comets, and asteroids. 
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Earthquakes: First Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 1st Standards
First graders explore how earthquakes release energy in a set of hands-on activities. During the pre-lab, they discover how energy from an earthquake releases waves through the earth using a water-filled cup and pebbles. Youngsters...
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Plate Tectonics: First Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 1st Standards
A set of first grade geology lessons focuses on plate tectonics and movement of plate boundaries. During the pre-lab, learners experience three types of plate movement through a kinesthetic demonstration. The lab demonstrates stresses...
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Volcanic Hazards: Airborne Debris

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Pupils interpret maps and graph data related to volcanic ash. Then they analyze the importance of wind speed and the dangers of the ash to both life, air temperature, and technology. 
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Volcanos and the Atmosphere

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
In the summer of 1815, snow fell every month in New England. Was this related to the volcanic eruption of Tambora in Indonesia earlier in the year? Young scientists design their own experiments to research the long-term effect a volcanic...
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Designing for the Barely Imaginable

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What is out there? Groups create an alien world and determine its characteristics. The groups then become mission planners and design a mission to visit another group's world in order to find out more about this world. 
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Landforms

For Students 3rd Standards
Valleys, mountains, and plateaus are just a few geographic landforms on our Earth. Read about these types and more in a brief landform passage. After reading, learners respond to six short answer comprehension questions.
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Rocks

For Students 4th Standards
Five short answer questions follow an informational reading passage that details the three different types of rocks—sedimentary, igneous, metamorphic—and their rock cycle.
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The Hottest Place on Earth

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Where is the hottest place on Earth, and how can scientists prove it? The video discusses multiple methods for measuring the temperatures across the planet. Then it discusses the hottest places measured by each method and their accuracy....
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Natural Selection and Adaptation

For Students 9th - 12th
It's not every day that you end up rooting for a mouse. A breathtaking video takes scholars to the American Southwest to learn about the rock pocket mouse. It describes how mice with black fur had an evolutionary advantage in the dark...
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Earth's Magnetic Field and the Moon

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The surface of the moon has an amazing tale to tell. Learn about the moon's story with a PowerPoint presentation that describes the unique features of the moon's surface as well as explains its movement in relation to Earth.
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How to Write an Exaggeration Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
The best poetry writing lesson of all time is here for you! Learn all about the art of exaggeration with a lesson on exaggeration poems, which instructs students to use wild imagery to convey their message.
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Click Restraint: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #9

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Internet users often find themselves going down some crazy rabbit holes. What's the best way to exercise click restraint, or self-control, when encountering new information online? A video on navigating digital information shows viewers...
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Igneous Rocks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers focus on a study of igneous rocks. They see how igneous rocks are formed, and how to distinguish them from other types of rocks. A crystal-growing activity is present, and learners create drawings that show where each...
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Reflexive Verbs

For Students 8th - 9th
After discussing reflexive verbs with your beginning or intermediate Spanish classes, provide them with this practice opportunity. They read the sentences, decide which reflexive pronouns belongs in each, and write the word in the blank...
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Geologic Age

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students investigate radioactivity as a tool for measuring geologic time and how geologists use this information to determine the absolute age of rocks or minerals.
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Rock Music

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students create percussion instruments using limestone and other rocks. They use instruments to perform a song.
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Word Pair Analogies 6 (high-advanced level)

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Linking words together in an analogy really deepens one's understanding of the word at hand. Use the example provided to guide your advanced English speakers (both native and non-native) in this analogy practice. More than likely, your...
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Defining Depictions

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
A picture is worth a thousand words! Using the included templates, young learners demonstrate their understanding of target vocabulary by creating pictures that depict their meaning. This activity can be used to address vocabulary in any...
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Terrestrial Planets

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars are collectively known as the terrestrial planets. Although part of the same group, each planet has its own set of characteristics. Scholars explore the characteristics that make the planets unique and...
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RAINSTICKS

For Teachers K - 12th
Learners create a rainstick from recycled materials and begin learning about the "nature" of the rainforest.
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Soil Types

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine how sand and rock fragments in soil are products of erosion or the weathering of rocks. They listen to the book "Sand" by Ellen J. Prager and answer discussion questions. Next, they analyze sand samples and sort...
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Tequila's New Sunrise

For Students 5th
In this editing/proofreading worksheet, 5th graders read and proofread the text "Tequila's New Sunrise" for spelling mistakes. Students correct each spelling mistake they find.
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Writing: Topic Sentence/Supporting Details

For Students 5th - 8th
In this writing skills worksheet, students read a piece titled "Volcano Zone!" and then respond to 6 questions regarding topic sentences and supporting details.
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Objective Pronouns

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Looking for a way to practice objective pronouns in your language arts class? Use the slides and the instructional worksheet featured here in your grammar lesson plan. Middle schoolers view a slide show (saved as a PDF), and can use the...
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Mountains "Fold, Fault, Erupt, and Erode"

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders conduct an experiment to demonstrate the folding and rippling of rock to form a mountain. They identify mountain chains on a map, participate in the demonstrations, and define folding fault block, igneous eruptions, igneous...
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Heat and Density

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders are introduced to the concepts of density and convection/conduction through demonstrations, notes and activities. They are exposed to real-world examples to model the processes that move and shape Earth's surface. Pupils...
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The Long and Short Story of Ecological Succession

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders review the steps of ecological succession in a hardwood forest, and they review the concept of climax community. There job is to discover how succession works in other communities of living things. Students are reminded...
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Ready to Erupt!: Volcanoes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners view a model of a volcanic eruption. They observe, measure and sketch the model volcano eruption, complete a worksheet and consider how models of this sort are useful to scientists who must predict the timing and effects of...
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How Ecosystems Change

For Students 4th - 8th
In this ecosystems worksheet, students will look at 4 diagrams and determine if either primary or secondary succession would occur after that particular event happened. Then students will determine the limiting factor for 4 different...
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Email From Another Planet

For Students 4th - 6th
In this article about emails and plants learning exercise, students read short descriptions about 8 planets in the solar system and then imagine they are visiting one of the planets and send an email to a family member describing their...
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The Earth's Layers

For Students 6th - 9th
In this earth's layers worksheet, students learn about the 3 different layers of the earth: core, mantle and crust. They then use this information to answer the 16 questions in the packet. The answers are all on the last page.
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Advanced Matching--Land Formations Part 1

For Students 4th - Higher Ed
Using this activity, learners could review information they have covered about land forms, such as hills, mountains and plateaus. This 17 question activity could be used with upper elementary or ESL students to test or review information...
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Plate Tectonics Review

For Students 8th - 10th
For this plate tectonics worksheet, students review concepts such as the types of plate boundaries, the concept of continental drift, sea-floor spreading, earthquakes, and plate tectonics. They match 30 terms with their definitions.
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A Model of the Rock Cycle

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this rock cycle worksheet, students use different colored crayons to represent different types of rocks. They follow step by step procedures to model the rock cycle with the crayons. Students draw the rock cycle, show weathering,...
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Geothermal Greatness

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students define and understand the concept of geothermal features.  In this geothermal features lesson, students discuss and research geothermal features and record their findings on two worksheets (Geothermal Greatness and How does it...
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Understanding Igneous, Metamorphic and Sedimentary Rocks

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explain the stages of the rock cycle. In this earth science instructional activity, 6th graders classify rocks according to their type. They create a model of the rock cycle using different methods and present this in class.
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The Late Middle Ages (850 to 1492 A. D.)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers discuss what roles the clergy, nobles and peasants played during the late Middle Ages. They explain what led to the growth of trade and towns in Western Europe. Ultimately, students describe how kings in Western Europe...
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Exploring How Rocks Are Formed

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
These lessons produced by the Illinois State Museum are quite good. In this one, third and fourth graders are introduced to the three basic types of rocks: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. They perform activities which help them...

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