Volcano Worksheets Types of Volcanoes Natural Disasters Activities



Looking for low to no prep resources to teach about volcanoes or natural disasters? This resource includes everything you need for an engaging, informative study!

No science textbook? Not a problem with the included informational fact book and accompanying texts. Provide cross-curricular practice with the included skill pages and graphic organizers. Differentiate instruction with the included research activities. You will LOVE the ease of prep and variety of skills covered! INCLUDES BOTH A PRINT AND INTERACTIVE DIGITAL VERSION MADE FOR GOOGLE SLIDES.

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  • link to Google slides interactive digital version
  • directions for use with Google slides
  • Vocabulary posters: 19 color posters including the words volcano, volcanic crater, active volcano, dormant, extinct, crust, tectonic plate, subduction, mantle plume, magma, lava, Ring of Fire, volcanic ash, cinder cone, composite volcano, caldera, shield volcano, volcanic fissure, vent
  • Volcano Video List: 2 Volcano Video poster versions. One using links and one using QR codes. Teacher instruction page included for use.
  • Video Viewing Guide: Graphic Organizer to use while watching any of the Volcano Videos
  • Volcano Brainstorming Chart: Assess background knowledge using this “Volcanoes: are, can, have” chart
  • Volcano Informational Reading Tab-book: Tab book includes 6 pages of informational text including volcano facts, volcano causes, how volcanoes are measured, volcano safety, volcano damage, and where volcanoes happen. Both a color and black/ white book versions are included.
  • Volcano Vocabulary Charts: 2 vocabulary charts are included. Charts include an area for word, clues from the text, definition, and illustration.
  • Volcano Cause and Effect: Fill in the started Cause and Effect graphic organizer using the informational tab book
  • Volcano Diagram: Diagram includes the parts of a volcano. Students answer questions based on the diagram.
  • Volcano Sequencing: Sequence the events leading up to a volcano, during a volcano, and after a volcano with this cut-and-paste page
  • Volcano Coloring Notes: Coloring notes are graphic organizers meet coloring pages. Students love them!
  • Types of Volcanoes Informational Text: Read about the four types of volcanoes-composite volcanoes, shield volcanoes, cinder cone volcanoes, caldera volcanoes. Both color and black/ white versions included.
  • Types of Volcanoes Foldable: Make a fun foldable to record what you learned about each of the volcano types.
  • Stories of Volcanic Eruptions: Read about the eruption of Mount Saint Helens and Mount Vesuvius. Answer text-dependent questions by color-coding answers in the text.
  • Volcano Research: 13 famous volcanoes are listed for students to research. Students will choose a volcano, research it, complete the graphic organizer, and write a summary of what they learned.
  • Volcano Puzzle: Use the code to fill in the answers to some interesting volcano facts.
  • Volcano Project Choice Board: Extend students’ learning of volcanoes with a variety of volcano project ideas! Have students choose a project, complete the project at home/ school/ for independent study, and then grade the project using the included rubric.
  • Directed Drawing: Draw an erupting volcano using the QR code link to a directed drawing video.
  • Volcano Acrostic: Review what you learned about volcanoes by writing an volcano acrostic poem.
  • Volcano Daily 3-2-1: Have students fill out the Daily 3-2-1 as an exit slip to see what students learned and what they still have questions about.


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