Goals, Objectives and Materials

For Lesson #8

"Volcanic Cones and Eruptions"


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



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.


  • 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