Volcanoes Unit



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Discover the fascinating world of volcanoes with this meticulously crafted resource – the Volcanoes Unit. This no-prep unit is designed to engage students in exploring the fundamental question: “How do we differentiate between types of volcanoes?” Immerse your students in a comprehensive and high-quality learning experience that goes beyond the surface, delving into the intricate details of volcanic formations.


This unit is an indispensable component of your earth science curriculum, offering a deep dive into the essential aspects of volcanology. Students will not only grasp the basics of what volcanoes are and how they form but will also gain insights into their global distribution. The unit goes further by elucidating the factors that determine a volcano’s explosivity, unraveling the anatomy of these awe-inspiring natural phenomena, and providing a comprehensive understanding of the different types of volcanoes.


This resource ensures that students not only acquire knowledge but also develop critical thinking skills, making it an invaluable addition to your science curriculum.



  • Unit Pacing Guide
  • Lesson Plan
  • Volcanoes PowerPoint Presentation & Guided Notes
  • Volcanoes Practice Worksheet & Answer Key
  • Volcanoes 101 Pamphlet
  • Volcanoes in the Headlines Activity
  • Volcanism Online Activity & Answer Key
  • Volcanoes Quizzes (two versions) & Answer Keys


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Grade Levels: 6th – 12th
Total Pages: 60+
Teaching Duration: 4 Days


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