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Volcano Activities

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AB Volcano Activities


The volcano activities in our textbook are an introduction to volcanoes found worldwide.  Our activity book contains 15 mini-lessons. Here are examples of some of the information covered in the activity book. Children learn how cinder cones form, hot lava flows further than cold lava, the Hawaiian Islands are made of thin layers of lava and pumice rocks contain gas bubble holes.

Kids science activities

Our Volcano activity book contains kids science activities that follow the mini-lesson. Examples of some of the fun activities in the book include creating a dough volcano, making a popcorn cinder cone, coloring obsidian and cooking frothy rock cookies.  Students who do lots of science activities while learning basic science concepts continue to love science as they mature. Science should always be fun and exciting for young students and our kids science activities are designed to keep kids interested in science.

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Volcano activities

Volcano activities for children in the early elementary grades should be designed to teach them about the four major types of volcanoes. Our Volcano activity book contains fifteen mini-lessons and activities that can be done by students in preschool through 2nd grade. Some of the activities including Layered Volcanoes and Frothy Rock Cookies will need to be done with adult supervision.

The materials for each of the activities in this book are usually found around the home or in a classroom. The author’s goal was to create an activity book about volcanoes with activities that were easy to do with a minimum of materials that young children could do while learning about science.

Science activities for preschoolers

Creating Popcorn Volcanoes is a fun activity for preschoolers, especially for kids who like popcorn. Students learn that cinder cones are small volcanic mountains made of volcanic rocks about the size of walnuts. After popping the popcorn students drop individual pieces of popcorn onto a paper plate or piece of paper.

The popcorn forms a small steep-sided volcano similar to a cinder cone. Students then understand that cinder cones form from a crater at the top of the volcano when the small pieces of rock is blown into the air and falls on the top and sides of the volcano during an eruption.

Kids science activities

Kids science activities should always contain a mini-lesson and a fun activity that helps students understand a basic science concept. For example, students creating Pop Bottle Eruptions find out how much “magma” remains in the volcano after each eruption they create using baking soda and vinegar. The students then measure the amount of liquid left in the Pop Bottle volcano after each eruption. They are able to see that gases force the molten liquid out of a bottle when the baking soda reacts with the and vinegar. They also are able to understand why volcanic eruptions cease before all the “magma” has erupted out of a volcano.

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