Goals, Objectives and Materials

For Lesson #7

"Lava Flows and Pyroclasts"


To familiarize students with the vocabulary associated with volcanic processes and the structure of a volcano itself.


The students will:

  1. Become familiar with the processes and concepts that create and build volcanoes;
  2. Become familiar with the terms associated with volcanic processes;
  3. Become familiar with the vocabulary associated with the structure of a volcano.


  1. Hands-On Lesson Plan Sheet
  2. Five colors of modeling clay or playdough-Red, Brown, Gray, Black, Blue
  3. 10 X 12 sheets of tag board
  4. Felt tip pen for labeling
  5. Thick Thread