If you are teaching your students about volcanoes, here are some great resources you can use in your classroom or just learn about volcanoes yourself

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Often the misconception people have is that lava is the most deadly thing about an erupting volcano!   But this is ...
Lava won't kill you but these six things could!

Lava won’t kill you but these six things could!

Trying to teach STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in the classroom can often seem disjointed.  Having a STEM teaching ...
Volcanoes as a STEM teaching tool

Volcanoes as a STEM teaching tool

Cinder cones are volcanic features that are found at volcanic sites where there has been some form of fountaining activity.  Fire Fountains ...
Cinder Cones - a unique volcanic feature.

Cinder Cones – a unique volcanic feature.

Most people believe that one of the major hazards of volcanoes are lava flows.   They are surprised to find ...
Lava flows - can you outrun a lava flow?

Lava flows – can you outrun a lava flow?

Mapping lava flows using satellite images is a wonderful activity that you can do in your classroom.   In some ...
Mapping lava flows - using color to work out relative ages

Mapping lava flows – using color to work out relative ages

 

PODCASTS

Check out these podcasts – you might like to share with them in class (or listen to these yourself) from the GEO Podcast series.

Click on the title to get to the podcast and see some brief notes of the content.

 

FREE ACTIVITIES

Volcano Model Package

Volcano Model Package

Thunder Island

Thunder Island

 

MEMBER ACTIVITIES

GEOetc Member (become a member here) can log in and get full access to over 100 resources.  Below are just some of the volcano resources.

Flow vs Sill

Flow vs Sill

Have your students look for evidence of an outcrop of basalt in a cliff to determine if it is a ...
Hekla History

Hekla History

Have your students examine the dates for the past eruptions of the volcano Hekla in Iceland.  Using the data they ...
Lava Risk - interpreting a lava risk map

Lava Risk – interpreting a lava risk map

Have your students read data from a USGS lava risk map and interpret the most dangerous locations and where they ...
Thunder Island - volcanic eruption simulation

Thunder Island – volcanic eruption simulation

An in-class simulation where students play the role of scientists providing information about the possible eruption of volcanoes on an ...
Climeworld Eruption

Climeworld Eruption

Have your students map the spread of volcanic products from eruptions on the planet Climeworld.  They will plot on a ...
Where to build the Hospital - Lava risk

Where to build the Hospital – Lava risk

Where to build the hospital - Lava Risk Mapping Have your students take on the role of a volcano risk ...
Mathematics on an Active Volcano

Mathematics on an Active Volcano

Want to make your teaching and learning of mathematics more exciting? What could be better than learning about the use ...
Engineering on an Active Volcano

Engineering on an Active Volcano

Want to make your teaching and learning of engineering exciting? What could be better than learning about the use of ...
Technology on an Active Volcano

Technology on an Active Volcano

Want to make your teaching and learning of technology exciting? What could be better than learning about the use of ...
Science on an Active Volcano

Science on an Active Volcano

Want to make your Science teaching and learning exciting? What could be better than learning about the science of an ...
Volcano Resources