Investigating the structure of a volcano

This lesson is designed for KS2 students. It can be taught as a stand alone lesson but is also available as part of three wider units which are available on Teach It Forward:

First the presentation looks at the features of a volcano, how they are formed and the causes of volcanic eruptions. In the activity, which is differentiated three ways, students identify ten features of a volcano.

EasierStudents identify ten features of a volcano (with prompt boxes and arrows).
MediumStudents identify ten features of a volcano (no prompt boxes or arrows).
HarderStudents identify ten features of a volcano and write a sentence explanation for each one.

Extension – Children complete a cloze procedure activity (differentiated two ways).

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This product is available as part of the bundle: Mountain Environments - KS2 Volcanoes - KS2 Volcanoes & Earthquakes - KS2

7 reviews for Investigating the structure of a volcano

  1. Anita Lodhia

    Excellent resource! Thank you.

  2. Elizabeth M

    My students enjoyed this activity.

  3. Jennifer M

    This was a great resource to use when I was out. My students were able to use the PPT and complete the two print activities I left.

  4. Margaret Filiaggi

    Students were fascinated with the pictures and activity

  5. Edmar Caie

    Really useful resource.

  6. lynn

    Great, useful and teacher/child friendly

  7. May Blair

    Really useful information and great visuals. My students really enjoyed it.

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