This easy volcanoes project is an amazing way to learn about volcanism. Students build and label the parts of a volcano. Then glue it into an interactive science notebook to make the notebook 3D! Or, insert an aluminum foil cup with a bit of baking soda and vinegar and erupt the volcano.
- Files to print the volcano
- Simple (3-step) instructions for making the volcano craft PLUS a link to watch a video showing how to make it
- Instructions for labeling the parts of the volcano: ash cloud, crater, lava, magma, magma chamber, pipe or conduit, vent, and side vent.
- Parts of the Volcano Diagram
- Instructions for erupting the volcano
In addition to using this during an earth science unit on volcanic landforms, you may wish to use this as a DIY STEM or STEAM craft or for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day or Father's Day—simply have students write "I lava you!" on the card. It is perfect to use any time of the year. Send home or keep as part of a (very) interactive notebook (INB) on volcanos and natural disasters.
This works well for distance learning or remote teaching: send home the three volcano pages (or have students print them). Students can read the instructions or watch the video for assembly. All that is needed is glue and scissors. Once they label the volcano, they remember the parts.