Friday, April 6, 2012

Intermediate Science Lesson: Volcanoes

Common Core Standards:
  • Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively as well as in words.
  1. Visual - Draw a diagram showing the internal parts of a volcano. Include information in your diagram showing how volcanoes erupt.
  2. Kinesthetic - Make a two-sided diorama that shows a location before a volcano erupts and after it erupts. This should be a real volcano, so research your location carefully. Make an index card telling the location, volcano's name, and other important facts.
  3. Verbal - Choose a well known volcano. Write a folk tale explaining why it erupted.
  4. Technological - Log on to www.volcanoes.com. You will find a wealth of information and links to other sites. Explore this site and its links, and write down 10 new things that you learn about volcanoes. Indicate the web site address for each. 

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