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Volcano Lapbook Lessons
This unit study written by Lynn Pitts includes a variety of lessons about volcanoes.
Here are a sample of a few of the lessons found in the Volcanoes Lapbook.
Earth’s crust is made of loose rocks and dirt.
- Sedimentary rock is made from bits of rock stuck together.
- Igneous rock is made from magma that has cooled.
- Metamorphic rock is made from squashed rocks.
What’s Inside the Earth?
The Earth is made up of many layers, just like an onion. Instead of an onion, the Earth’s layers are made of rock and metals.
Crust: made of lighter rock; the layer of rock between 35-42 miles thick
Mantle: Layer of hot, melted, moving rock below the crust
Outer Layer: below the mantle is the outer core, a thick layer made of hot liquid iron and nickel
Inner Core: a very hot solid ball of metal; the temps of the inner core can reach 8,130 degrees F
Who’s Going to Blow?
Active- They erupt currently and often
Dormant- Sleeping but could erupt again
Extinct- No longer erupts
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Volcano Lapbook Printables
In addition to the volcano lessons and information, this Volcanoes Lapbook includes the following printable mini-books:
- My Book of Volcano Words
- Types of Rock Flap Book
- What’s Inside the Earth? Shutterfold Book
- Earth Trivia Game Cards & Pocket
- Label the Inside of a Volcano Simple Fold
- Volcano Types Tab Book
- Name That Continent Simple Fold
- Who’s Going to Blow? Flap Book
- Ring of Fire File Folder
- Kinds of Mountains Layer Book
- Volcano Trivia Cards & Pocket
- Tectonic Plates Simple Fold
- Types of Plates Matchbooks
- Black Smokers Flap Book
- Tsunami Fan Book
- Where Are the Volcanoes? Graph
- What Volcanoes Do for Us Simple Fold
- Visiting a Volcano Simple Fold
Volcano Lapbook Sample
Because this lapbook has a zillion mini-books, consider using cardstock and a notebook instead of file folders. Simply three-hole punch the cardstock and add the mini-books to it. When your student is finished with a page, add it to a three-ring binder.
How to Get Started with Your Volcanoes Lapbook
Follow these simple instructions to get started with the Volcanoes Lapbook.
- If you want, go to your local library and check out books about volcanoes and other natural disasters.
- Print the Volcanoes Lapbook.
- Choose and prepare the mini-books you want to use with your student.
- Enjoy a week of reading and learning all about volcanoes.
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