Make a Volcano

I did this with Year 4 in the Summer Term. It was dead easy and the best thing we did ALL year. The kids designed, created and erupted their own volcanoes for their Design and Technology unit. This tied in nicely with the natural disasters unit that we did in Geography.

First lesson (1 afternoon):
Included is a video for the kids on how to make the volcano base (unpainted), a step by step powerpoint on this as well and a step by step instruction sheet to have on the tables. All created by myself.

Second and third lessons (2 afternoons):
Included is a powerpoint on how to best paint, then varnish (when dry) and later erupt your volcano. There is also an advice/example sheet to have out on the tables. I’ve made a clear list of resources for you on the first slide, to help you prepare these later lessons.

There are no worksheets included with this pack, this is a hands on Design and Technology / Geography Activity, which you can document with photopages.

I have included everything you will need, with clear visual instructions for an amazing experience with your kids. Don’t miss out!

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  • How-to-Make-a-Volcano.pptx
  • Making-A-Volcano-Step-1----HD-1080p-copy.mp4
  • Making-Instructions.docx
  • Making-Instructions.pdf
  • Painting-Instructions.pdf
  • How-to-Paint--Varnish-and-Erupt-Your-Volcanoes.pptx

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Created: Nov 9, 2018

Updated: Jan 28, 2019

Whole lesson

pptx, 73 MB



mp4, 16 MB



mov, 16 MB


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