Volcano Rocks

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Pumice, obsidian, and sulfur are very distinctive and interesting volcanic rocks. If you have samples of these rocks (inexpensive) in your classroom, these activities make a great addition to a unit on Volcanoes.

The first activity details the physical characteristics of the three rocks and includes description of an easy way to tell if a rock is hard, medium, or soft. Graphic notes for the three igneous rocks are provided which you can show after the activity. The table can be stand-alone assignment or inserted into student interactive lab notebooks.

The second activity is measurement based as it requires the use of the graduated cylinders and triple beam balances to measure the density of the three rocks. Complete directions to run the activity are described and the data table is provided. There is also a description of how to make a model of pumice using simple supplies that helps explain why this rock floats. A list of recommended instructional videos is also provided.

For additional value, the packet also includes a 13-word volcano crossword puzzle that could be used for a homework assignment or if students finish early. The puzzle comes with and without a word bank which allows you to differentiate the activity.

Other Resources for Volcanoes
Volcanic Rocks + Crosswords
Timeline of Pompeii
Geothermal Pie Chart
Most Lethal Volcanoes
Volcano Poster
How to Draw a Volcano
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