My Mouth is A Volcano READ ALOUD STEM™ Activities

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1st - 5th, Homeschool
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Let's get back into hands-on learning. Integrate STEM in your classroom with this Volcano STEM Activity!

Students learn how to avoid interrupting with experiments inspired by My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook! Explore chemical reactions with the volcano experiment.

This is a fantastic back to school read aloud activity to set up your classroom procedures during the first week of school!

The STEM Process:

Students plan, design, and execute their own ideas. After they have completed their activity, there is time for reflection on what worked and what didn't.

Aligns with NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards).


  • Teacher Instructions (with photos)
  • Student Instructions
  • Student Planning and Reflection Pages
  • Volcano STEM Activity
  • Toothpaste STEM Activity
  • Interrupting Reflection
  • STEM Journal
  • NGSS Standards
  • Easel Activity Version that can be assigned in Google Classroom

Materials List:

  • Baking Soda
  • 7 Up or Sprite
  • Food Coloring
  • Vinegar
  • Mentos
  • Mints
  • Plastic Cups
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Toothpaste
  • Measuring cups
  • My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook (Recommended)

What Teachers are saying about My Mouth is a Volcano Read Aloud STEM Challenges:

"This is one of my favorite books to use at the beginning of the school year. I am even more excited now to find a STEM activity to go along with it."

"Great way to incorporate social skills and emotion management into our volcano study ."

"I love that this covers social skills, literacy, and science! Thanks!"

"This was so much fun. It is a great addition to a fun book. It added so much to our unit on My Mouth is a Volcano. I will definitely use it again next year!"

"This is a great lesson on blurting out in class. My second graders thought it was tons of fun and they know what I mean when I say, 'It looks like we have a few volcanoes in our class.'"

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Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard. Examples of design solutions to weather-related hazards could include barriers to prevent flooding, wind resistant roofs, and lighting rods.
Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.


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