This year I have let R do interest led Science. She has the ability to learn whatever she wants as long as she is able to prove to me that she is really learning. For her first pick, she chose volcanoes. Below are some of the great things she did for her volcano project, a free printable, and a list of great resources for you to work on volcanoes with your kids. These are very simple and fun to work with.
Volcano Project and Resources
R really enjoyed this lesson. She spent a lot of time on learning about volcanoes. I may have even shown her the Pompeii episode of Doctor Who just for fun. She made the volcano below and you can find out how to make it as part of the printable pack mentioned below the image.
I put together a printable pack for my daughter to work through and I am glad to share it with you for free.
Get your Volcano Printable Pack and learn how to make your own volcano at home.
3D Geography – This site is packed with images and information about volcanoes.
Discovery Kids Volcano Explorers – This is an interactive game where you can build your own volcano and erupt it based on different elements of a volcano.
Geology.com – This site has a great set of lesson plans you can use for free to teach more about volcanoes.
Scholastic – This site is packed with games, resources, and information for you to use to teach about volcanoes.
USGS – This site is packed with some great Volcano research. There are also postcards from Scientists studying the volcanoes.
Coloring Pages from Best Coloring Pages for Kids
Dot stick Volcano Page from The Measured Mom
Multiple Printables from ABC Teach
Parts of a Volcano from School of Dragons
Volcano Project Ideas
Apple Volcanoes from Frogs, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails
Ice Volcanoes from Reading Confetti
Look Inside a Volcano from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Mini Pumpkin Volcanoes from Little Bins for Little Hands
Snow Volcanoes from Science Sparks
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