Level 1 Volcano Rocks

3rd - 6th Grade Students

Our Level 1 Igneous rocks textbook covers volcano rocks and other igneous rocks that cool beneath the Earth's surface. The book is designed to be completed in one month by students who finish three lessons per week. Each lesson contains information, quiz and a hands-on activity.

Our DVD that comes with our complete kit contains video lessons taught by the author. The author introduces each lesson and gives additional background information on the topic of the lesson. The additional information is not covered in the textbook.

All our igneous rock lesson plans contain a hands-on activity. The activities are designed to be fun and usually simple to do. They also increase students understanding of the information taught in the lesson.

Lessons Include:

  • Tephra
  • Lava Rocks
  • Rock Forming Minerals
  • Crystal Size
  • Physical Properties
  • Lava Tubes 
  • Bowen's Chart
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Fascinating facts about igneous rocks

Igneous rocks are constantly forming on the ocean floors. In the middle of the world's oceans where crustal plates are separating magma (molten rock) flows out on the ocean floor where it forms pillow-like structures. All the ocean floors are covered with pillow basalt. These are places where the newest rocks on our planet form.

The largest volcanic mountains on Earth are found in the Hawaiian Islands. A persistent hot spot in the middle of the Pacific Plate has burned through the crust allowing molten rock from the upper mantle to flow out of cracks in rift valleys forming volcano rocks on their slopes. 

Iceland sits on top of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that separates the Eurasian Plate from the North American Plate in the North Atlantic Ocean. The island also formed over a persistent hot spot. Frequent eruptions occur on the island allowing scientists to study how oceanic plates form deep in the ocean.

More Level 1 Earth Science Links

L1 Volcano rocks are all igneous rocks. Our Igneous Rocks textbook covers the formation of volcano rocks and intrusive rocks.

L1 Sedimentary Rock formation introduces students to the rocks that cover 75% of the surface of the Earth. Lessons include clastic rocks, limestone and coal.

L1 Formation of metamorphic rocks include information about foliated rocks, schist, gniess, marble and quartzite rocks.

L1 Identifying Minerals is much simpler when you know their properties, Learn about identifying minerals using their luster, streak, and cleavage.


Rock and Mineral Identification is a field guide for anyone interested in identifying rocks and minerals they have around their home or collect.

L1 Basic Earth Science textbooks are designed for 3rd - 6th grade students. They include Igneous Rocks, Sedimentary Rocks, Metamorphic Rocks, Minerals, Rock Cycle, Earth Science, Volcanoes and Earthquakes.

L1 Rock Identification Course 1 - Semester course that includes Igneous Rocks, Sedimentary Rocks and Minerals. Excellent course that all ages can use to learn rock and mineral identification

L1 Earth Science Course 2 - Semester course that includes Rock Cycle, Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Earth Science materials. Excellent course for upper elementary students.

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3rd - 6th Grades
Level 1

Igneous Rocks
Sedimentary Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
Minerals
Earth Science
Rock Cycle
Volcanoes
Earthquakes
Rock ID Field Guide

Level 1 Sedimentary Rocks Kit

Level 1 Minerals Kit