New Zealand Eruptions

New Zealand's volcanoes are the subject of a activity that asks class groups to research and create displays that detail the Taupo, Tarawera, and Ruapehu volcanic eruptions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Rather then providing class members with the information, have class groups research and collect information about the three volcanic events
Classroom Considerations

  • Although designed for New Zealand schools, the resource is appropriate for any study of volcanic eruptions
Pros

  • The eight-page packet includes the plan, background information on the eruptions, images, and graphic organizers 
Cons

  • Neither discussion questions no directions for the displays are included
Common Core