SCIENCE STATIONS: VOLCANOES
Materials needed: computer, large dry erase map and markers (optional), colored pencils, dictionary, calculator
Station 1 - Map Skills – I have my students work in pairs and find and plot volcano locations on a large dry erase world map. I have provided a small world map in case you do not have one.
Station 2 – Vocabulary – Volcano Vocabulary Domino Cards. Cut out each of the 23 cards along the dotted lines and laminate if possible. Students match up the term to the correct definition. Best to do this station on the floor.
Station 3 – Interactive Notebook – DIRECTIONS: Print out page 1. Take page one out of the printer but do not turn it OVER, just rotate it 180 degrees. Print page 2. (It will be a back to back page with page 1 on one side and page 2 on the other.
When reproducing, remember to ONLY copy 2-2 sided for this worksheet. All other sheets will be 1-1.
Station 4 – Informational Text - 1. Read informational text about Mt. St. Helen’s. 2. Draw cardinal directions on arrows and place a star in the quadrant where the volcano would be located. 3. Define words using both context clues and dictionary definitions
Station 5 – Math Connection – Students answer six word problems based on true information about volcanoes. Topics covered: absolute value, distance conversion, mean, positive and negative numbers, ordering decimals, percent
Station 6 – Technology Connection – Students go to a great website from National Geographic and learn about volcanoes through a web quest.