Volcanoes Inquiry Labs

Kesler Science
Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
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In this lab, students will create a model of one type of volcano, then share it with other groups. Groups will then do a gallery walk to share their models. Students will sketch each type of model and identify the parts of a volcano.

The product contains three complete labs that are differentiated for all of your students.

Essential Question:

What are the four types of volcanoes, and how are they different?


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What's Included:

  • Teacher Resource Pages - prep time, standards/objectives, teacher directions, materials, and additional resources.
  • Answer Keys - suggested answers for the labs
  • CER Conclusion and Reflection Questions - Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning statements along with 2-3 reflection questions per lab.
  • All pages are EDITABLE

3 Differentiated Labs

Dependent Student Lab- A complete lab. This level is written with a combination of procedural instructions and inquiry questions. They are moderately student-centered with guided inquiry questions throughout the lab. Suggested for on-level learners.

Modified Student Lab - A complete lab. This level provides the most structured lab experience. The lessons may eliminate parts of the lab and change the questioning to include sentence stems or multiple choice questions. Suggested for learners with modifications.

Independent Student Lab - A complete lab. This level is the most student-centered experience. Suggestions are made for the students to get started, but most of the decisions will be student-centered. The students will be responsible for most aspects of the lab and will have the least guidance. Suggested for advanced learners.

Materials Needed Per Group:

  • small paper plate
  • model instruction card
  • Small paper cups
  • model 1: sand
  • model 2: thin ketchup
  • model 3: thick ketchup
  • model 4: ketchup, sand
  • Independent: internet for research

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Copyright © Chris Kesler. All rights reserved by the author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.

Total Pages
15 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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