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).

If you like this resource, please review it. We will happily send you a free resource of your choice in return for useful feedback. Contact us at


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


There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.