Types of Volcanoes: Activity for Comparing Volcano Types

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Want an interactive, ENGAGING activity to compare types of volcanoes? In this volcano activity, students will color, cut, build, and compare the 3 volcano types! DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT. There are multiple templates. Choose the base best for YOUR population of students. Maybe use the blank base as a method for taking notes? Or send home the one with ALL the information. This activity for volcanoes is adaptable for any classroom.

Once the 3 types of volcanoes are built, use the included handout to simply check boxes as your students compare the locations, magma type, eruption type, and shape of each of the 3 types of volcanoes. MORE THAN A WORKSHEET.

Last year when I used this, I took a whole class period to create and give notes on each volcano type. On the 4th day, I had students take out ALL THREE of their volcanoes, line them up, and analyze their differences using the simple check box activity.

Answer key included for handout.

Teacher directions included, with photos.

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Total Pages
16 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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