Find the Most Spectacular Volcanoes in the World!

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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 height, location, and classification of 12 different volcanoes form around the world.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use this activity as an introduction to volcanoes in the upper elementary or middle school grades
  • Create a worksheet on which students can record the information they find about each volcano
  • Extend learning by having children work in pairs to create a brochure or poster for volcanoes of their choosing
Classroom Considerations

  • Before teaching this lesson, visit your school or local library to gather reference materials students can use when researching volcanoes
  • If computers are not available in your classroom, time may need to be scheduled in your school's computer lab for performing research about volcanoes

  • Includes vivid, colorful pictures of each volcano students are asked to research
  • An extensive teacher's guide provides the background information necessary for teaching this lesson

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