Practice with a diagram of a volcano labelled. This is a game quiz with a lot of excitement.
This page features a volcanic eruption diagram containing the different parts children learn during their physical geography lessons. Students are required to drag labels for the following parts: magma chamber (from where it all begins underneath the Earth), the conduit through which magma escapes the chamber towards the surface, cone, ash and more. Volcanoes start from deep within the Earth but have devastating effects when they do rise to the surface of the Earth. When an eruption is about to begin, Earthquakes are sometimes triggered, leading to devastation effects on the infrastructure for places situated around the focus. There are two main types of volcanoes; active and dormant. Active volcanoes will erupt every now and then while dormant volcanoes may never erupt in our live times. The devastating effects of volcanoes depends on the nature of lava that they emit for example. Some lava is fluid in nature and tends to spread over vast areas. Others are more not fluid and rather constituted on rocks and ash that are projected in every direction.
Volcanic eruptions are responsible for some impressive landscapes we see today. For example, the Mt. Cameroon which rises 4100 meters above sea level, Islands in Hawaii and many more. This game quiz on parts of a volcano which introduce students to this topic. This labelling activity on geography is for students in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th grade.
Watch this short video and learn about volcanoes.
Here is a simple volcano project that kids can do at home with adult supervision:
Cut the cardboard tube in half lengthwise to create the volcano's slope.
Cover the tube with papier-mache paste and let it dry completely. This may take a few hours or overnight, depending on the thickness of the paste.
Cut the cardboard box into a rectangular shape and use it as the base for the volcano.
Once the papier-mache has dried, glue the cardboard tube onto the cardboard base.
If desired, paint the volcano with acrylic paint.
To create the eruption, mix together a small amount of baking soda and vinegar in a separate container. Add a few drops of red food coloring to give the eruption a lava-like appearance.
When you're ready to create the eruption, pour the baking soda and vinegar mixture into the top of the volcano. The reaction between the two will cause the mixture to bubble and spew out of the top of the volcano, simulating an eruption.