Lava Layering

This Lava Layering lesson plan also includes:

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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Instructional Ideas

  • To diversify among learning styles, consider setting up stations to include readings, computer simulations, and visual records of various lava flows

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  • Differentiation provided in the lesson plan
  • STEM connections include optional math activities 

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