Make Your Own Volcano!

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Make a volcano erupt in your own classroom! Young scientists use household and craft materials to model and simulate the eruption of a volcano.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Print off the sheet and assign the activity as a project for groups to complete outside of class
  • Have different groups research and make different types of volcanoes such as cinder cone, composite, or shield volcanoes
  • Challenge groups to model a specific volcanic eruption such as Mount Vesuvius, Mount St. Helens, Mount Etna, etc.
Classroom Considerations
  • Ensure class members have access to the materials required to make a successful volcano if assigning out of class
  • Assumes pupils understand the forces and concept of a volcanic eruption
  • Best used in a geography lesson on volcanoes
  • Younger learners will need adult supervision and assistance
Pros
  • Promotes hands-on learning
  • Comes with a checklist for project procedures
  • A fun and engaging project
Cons
  • None