Easy to use printable questions for Explorer magazine, Volcano!, in the National Geographic Reach for Reading series.
Great to use for small group instruction, center work, or independent practice.
This download features the "Pathfinder" magazine questions.
Summary of Magazine
Volcano! explores the features of volcanoes, tells why they can be dangerous, and describes how the Hawaiian Islands formed. In "Volcano!" Beth Geiger explains that a volcano is an opening, or vent, in the Earth. During an eruption, magma pours out from deep inside Earth. When magma hits the surface, it is called lava. Lava builds up and forms mountains. Volcanoes form on land and the ocean floor. When Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980, it caused destruction of plants and wildlife. The diagram "Inside a Volcano" shows the different parts of a volcano. "Hawaii: Island Chain" reveals that the Hawaiian Islands are the tops of inactive volcanoes that rise up from the seafloor. They formed over an area called a hot spot.