Eruption Products

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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 about their components, and resulting events like landslides, earthquakes, and tsunamis. They also create cookies that resemble obsidian and pumice rocks, discussing their interesting features before they eat them.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Divide the class into groups and jigsaw using the questions on page 3
  • Search the Internet for recipes for obsidian toffee pumice hokey pokey since it isn't in this resource

Classroom Considerations

  • Show the video clips to differentiate learning
  • If you decide to make the cookies, ask a few parents or aides to help 

  • Plenty of materials and ideas 
  • Engaging 


  • Visually plain, making it a bit difficult to read through to find the good ideas/material
  • Not all of the included website links are active