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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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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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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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Observing Lava Flows

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ape Cave Exploration

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners 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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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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Magma Flow

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners 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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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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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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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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Lava Layering

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students observe the layering process of lava flow with hands-on activities.
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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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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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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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Making and Mapping a Volcano

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students build a baking soda volcano model. In this earth science instructional activity, students identify the sequence of lava flows. They make a volcano map using their models.

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