Goals, Objectives and Materials
For Lesson #8
"Volcanic Cones and Eruptions"

Goals:

To familiarize students with the processes involved in volcanic eruptions and how these eruptions form volcanic cones.

Objectives:

The students will:
  1. become familiar with the processes involved in volcanic eruptions;
  2. become familiar with the way eruption types form volcanic cones;
  3. become familiar with the differences in magma viscosity and how it relates to eruption explosiveness.

Materials:

  • Hands-On Lesson Plan Sheet

  • Glass jar 9/10 filled with honey
  • small cork
  • Small steel ball (steel marble)
  • modeling clay, playdough, or art clay
  • popsicle sticks for shaping cones
  • wax paper
  • tag board
  • colored markers





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