This Types of Volcanic Eruptions lesson plan also includes:
Blow the roof off your classroom with this multimedia science instructional activity on volcanic eruptions. A short online video teaches young geologists about shield and composite volcanoes and explores the examples of Kilauea and Mt. Vesuvius, before children are asked to complete a Venn diagram comparing these two types of volcanoes.
- Watch this video during an introductory lesson on volcanoes in the upper-elementary or middle school grades
- Have students watch the included video and complete the Venn diagram as homework in your flipped classroom, discussing their work in class the following day
- Extend learning by having learners research any volcanoes that the USGS map indicates are active
- If computers are not available in your classroom, schedule time in the computer lab for students to watch the video and complete the Venn diagram worksheet independently
- Resource provides a link to a US Geological Survey map that shows the current activity of North American volcanoes
- A Venn diagram is provided for comparing the eruptions of shield and composite volcanoes