Volcanoes! by Anne SchreiberNOW IN SPANISH! This fascinating reader provides a fascinating look inside volcanoes with a little science, a little history, and a lot of dramatic National Geographic photographs.
Hot melted rock from the middle of our planet is forced into a jagged journey through cracks in the earths crust until it explodes, violently and unexpectedly, in a volcanic eruption that can last months, even years. Join the adventure to learn more about volcanoes, one of natures most spectacular events.
All About Volcanoes
Is it just us or is it getting hot in here, gang? Great for teachers, homeschoolers and parents alike! Volcanoes are classified as active, dormant or extinct depending on the amount of volcanic activity happening. When you imagine a volcano, you might picture it as a large, slope-sided mountain, but volcanoes can actually be a variety of shapes. Shield flat , composite tall and thin , cinder cones circular or oval cones , and lava domes where dome-shaped deposits of hardened lava have built up around the vent, as the lava is too thick to flow very far.
Your chances of being involved in a volcanic eruption are pretty low compared to other natural disasters, such as flooding or earthquakes. Volcanoes are like giant vents for the Earth. Imagine a pot of chili bubbling on the stove. The chili might just bubble up and erupt over the sides of the pan. Take the lid off, though, and the heat can escape. Along with this rock are explosive gases. When these pieces rub up against each other, they create pressure.
Enjoy our awesome range of Earth facts for kids., Volcanoes are holes in the Earth from which molten rock, gas and ash erupt.
Children learn all about volcanoes with this carefully labeled illustration of an erupting volcano. This science worksheet depicts well-known volcanic elements including magma, lava flow, and eruption cloud, along with components like scoria that students may be unfamiliar with. This volcanology resource, designed for a fourth grade Earth and space science curriulum, makes a great hands-on coloring activity, as well as a handy classroom reference tool. Not an Education. Create an Account.