This lesson was created by Bensin, a student in the UniTY Program at the Miami Museum of Science.

 The Volcanic Activity

Make a Volcano Right in Your Own Home!

 Volcanoes and earthquakes are spectacular reminders of an essential geologic fact: we dwell on the very thin outer shell of a very active planet. Volcanoes themselves are always a fascinating topic for children, and building a working model of one is a great way to begin study. For one, model building is important in science. The model you build in this activity will not reproduce the actual processes by which magma reaches the surface, but it will help your child focus on the volcano as a phenomenon of study.

 

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