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STEM Quick Challenge Volcanoes

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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16 pages
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Oh my, what fun! It’s a Volcano Challenge! Build a model that will be tested by creating a lava flow! It’s a great culminating activity to use with your student of landforms, volcanoes, or the US state of Hawai’i.

Note: This challenge is available in money-saving bundles!

What is the challenge? Students will build and test a volcano model. They will be choosing the materials they think they will need and use a budget to "purchase" those items.

What is your prep?

Supplies needed in addition to this package include cardboard tubes – toilet tissue size, small cup or container 1 to 3 ounces, construction paper, masking tape, foil, tissue paper, vinegar, baking soda, measuring spoons, sturdy paper plates, baskets or bins for “shopping carts”, and fake money (optional).

The package specifically contains:

  • Cover sheet
  • Teacher Background
  • 4 pages of Teacher Directions
  • Set of Criteria cards for students
  • Student Shopping List
  • Lab Sheet with sample answers
  • 3 pages of Photos
  • Scoring rubric
  • Terms of Use
  • And just for you – all forms are provided in an editable format!

Simple teacher procedures are included. Just talk about the Criteria of the task, and let them get busy planning, designing, collaborating, and learning! This includes a Budget Feature! Students will have a budget and you can opt to use pretend money for them to purchase materials. This adds to the challenge of this activity!

I know you are going to love this Quick Challenge! You can also try the challenge as part of a STEM Escape Room:

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NOTE: This challenge is available in a digital Distance Learning format.


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