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  • Volcanoes

    Book Chapter | March 2011

    The Reading on Volcanoes elaborates on the concepts presented in the Activities section of Project Earth Science: Geology, Revised 2nd Edition. This Reading was written especially for this volume with the teacher in…

  • Magma and Volcanoes: Model of a Volcano

    Book Chapter | March 2011

    Students, in this activity, model a volcanic eruption by melting crayons inside a plaster of paris model. They use a hot water bath to melt the wax, which rises through a tube they made with string in the plaster of…

  • Volcano Résumés

    Book Chapter | October 2011

    Tired of building a paper mâché volcano to teach about plate tectonics? Do you want to connect science and writing? Then the volcano résumé project is perfect for you. This one-week, problem-based learning (PBL) project…

  • Volcano Risk

    Book Chapter | December 2016

    In this lesson, students will explore volcanoes in the United States and relate them to tectonic plates in Earth’s crust. Disciplinary core ideas covered are Earth materials and systems and plate tectonics and large-…

  • The Hot and Cold of Volcanoes

    Journal Article | October 2021

  • Volcanoes and Plates: Volcanic Activity and Plate Boundaries

    Book Chapter | March 2011

    In this activity, students compare locations of volcanoes to the types of rocks erupted and tie this in to the motions of lithospheric plates. They will map rocks by their main chemical components. Students then discern…

  • Volcanoes and Hot Spots: Formation of Hawaiian Islands

    Book Chapter | March 2011

    Students, in this activity, relate plate movement to trails of volcanoes by modeling a hot spot with hot colored water rising under a floating Styrofoam plate. Questions guide students to connecting their model to…

  • What Do You Know About Volcanoes and Earthquakes?

    Book Chapter | March 2016

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about plate tectonic features and events. The probe is designed to uncover commonly held misconceptions about volcanoes and earthquakes. If students…

  • “Practical Use” of Volcanoes During Wartime

    Journal Article | December 2020

  • Volcanoes on the Beach?

    Journal Article | April 2009

    How could a rock formed by volcanic activity get to this shoreline, surrounded by sedimentary rocks? That was the question a group of third-grade students asked—and answered—during an inquiry-based summer camp. Over a…

  • What Happened to Our Volcano?

    Journal Article | December 2006

    One third grade teacher reflects on her students living by the ocean and their frequent jaunts to the beaches where expansive slabs of granite jut out into the sea. During the summer, they run along the rocks and…

  • Tried and True: Volcano résumés

    Journal Article | March 2008

    Tired of building a paper mâché volcano to teach about plate tectonics? Do you want to connect science and writing? Then the volcano résumé project is perfect for you. This one-week, problem-based learning (PBL) project…

  • Tech trek: Viewing volcanoes

    Journal Article | March 2005

    Help students make real-world connections to Earth science concepts such as volcanoes with the help of modern technology. This article enumerates several websites where students can explore these forces of nature in a…

  • Commentary: Curriculum Versus the Volcano

    Journal Article | December 2003

    An opinion piece about the vinegar-volcano chemistry demonstration, and how science teachers have the tendency to fall back on dramatic demonstrations presented without much explanation or application.

  • Predicting The Timing And Location of the Next Hawaiian Volcano

    Journal Article | January 2010

    The wealth of geologic data on Hawaiian volcanoes makes them ideal for study by middle school students. In this paper the authors use existing data on the age and location of Hawaiian volcanoes to predict the location…

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