Anatomy of a Volcano and 3 Types of Volcanoe

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I created this simple review for my high school Earth Science course. Our students have a middle school Earth Science course, and in high school we go a bit deeper. However, as any teacher knows, sometimes students forget material between grades. This review is a graphic organizer to help students review old material, as well as start to add depth with new material.

There is a list of words to define that will be used to label the anatomy of a volcano. Next comes the three types of volcano. Each type of volcano has a place for students to draw a scientific diagram of volcano anatomy, and then fill in characteristics on type of eruption, type of magma, examples of real volcanoes of that type, and more.

Students may use an Earth Science textbook or find images on the internet to help sketch their diagrams.

I use this as an intro/review activity to our chapter on Volcanoes. From here I often go to the next level and let student sculpt out volcanoes with different colors of clay, using their own diagrams as reference. You can take it a level deeper and ask students to label different types of igneous rocks produced in different places in and on volcanoes. Check out my Igneous Rock Graphic Organizer to see an additional activity I add with the Anatomy of a Volcano prior to pulling out the clay.

The product you will receive is a 2 page PDF file of the student worksheet. I print the pages front & back, so students receive one page for this activity.
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