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Volcanoes Lesson

A Geography/ Natural Disasters PowerPoint lesson and 3 Activity Sheets on the topic of Volcanoes. The 16 Slide PowerPoint teaches pupils about what volcanoes are, how they are formed, their main types (shield, cinder cone, composite), the ring of fire and reasons why people choose to live near them. A lot of opportunities for active learning; questioning and discussions; links to amazing footage. All the text is editable so that you can tailor it to the needs of your class! Suitable for KS2/ lower KS3 I welcome any suggestions! My email address can be found on the last page of each resource. Please consider leaving a review if you enjoy the resource. Thank you for your interest, Hoppy Times :)
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Volcano Poem Planning lesson

As part of our Y4 topic on natural disasters we looked at poetry and this was particularly looking at figurative language. This pack includes: Smart Notebook on the lesson including a starter, AfL activity, input for main activity then a page you might use on following day related to the other resources. Volcano worksheet (Publisher) with 2 versions, the harder version extends to personification. Worksheet based on a poem 'City Jungle' which asks the children to look for the key features using my thermometer system. Copies of the thermometer - I use this for self and peer assessment to see which of the features they have included in their work. (Thermometer is used as we go from cold to hot write). I used the main lesson for an observation which went well and the work was great quality.
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Volcano: Create a Labelled Diagram

A differentiated resource for producing a labelled diagram of a volcano. There are two main versions of this activity, but both of them require the information cards. These can be printed out and placed around the room. The first version is an all in one A4 sheet that has the diagram and labels that can be cut out and stuck on. This is better suited to lower ability students, they can find out where the parts are by looking at the information around the room. The second version requires the diagram with no labels. Students have to collect the information from around the room and write it on their diagram. I run this as a memory game, giving students two rules: they can only write on their diagram at their desk, and they cannot move the information sheets.
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A Level; types of volcano

This lesson starts by identifying the characteristics of a volcano and how a volcano erupts. There are facts, photos, maps and diagrams about each types of volcano, these are categorised as basaltic, andesitic and rhyolitic. There are also details of other ways in which volcanoes can be categorised e.g. volcano explosivity scale (VEI). There is also a note taking sheet and a card sort to consolidate students knowledge of the different volcano types.
'Escape From Pompeii' Planning (Romans/Volcanoes)Quick View

'Escape From Pompeii' Planning (Romans/Volcanoes)

Updated for 2017/18! Download our popular Escape From Pompeii English Planning Pack for Year 3/Year 4. This resource is featured in TES's "Best Resources of 2017!". This resource contains an overview sheet and a full planning pack. Problems downloading? Click here for download help This is a ten-lesson unit of work based around the book 'Escape from Pompeii' by Christina Balit, designed for Year 3 and Year 4. The ten lessons in this unit aim to give children the opportunity to read and listen to the Escape from Pompeii story a number of times. In the first week, children will engage with the text through discussion, drama and even creating a parachute volcanic eruption in order to increase their familiarity with the story. They will have the opportunity to articulate ideas about the text using an increasingly varied vocabulary. There is a grammar focus on using powerful verbs and a chance to develop thesaurus skills. In the second week, pupils will plan their own story based on the structure of Escape from Pompeii and they will then have the opportunity to draft, edit and present their final narrative. The literacy objectives covered in this unit are: To use sensory descriptions To use a thesaurus to improve my writing To perform a poem as a group To use powerful verbs To prepare a short drama piece based on a text To write a descriptive recount To make a story plan To write my own narrative To edit my writing To make decisions about how to present my writing The PDF file contains ten full lesson plans and all pupil worksheets/resources. SPECIAL OFFER: New TES buyers can use code OUTSTANDINGOCT at checkout to try this resource for free! You may also like the following planning for Year 3/ Year 4: Roman Britain Planning Pack Romans Literacy Pack (Instructions Unit) Romans Planning Bundle of all three planning packs
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KS2 Geography focusing on what is a volcano and the process of a volcanic eruption. Here's a powerpoint I created and differentiated resources for MA / HA. I made this for my Year 3/4 class. For the LA I used TWINKL's cross section of a volcano labelling activity.
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Collaborative (pairs and fours) activity sorting scientific and eyewitness statements about a volcanic eruption. Not devised for the current eruption, but has been lying dormant in our archive. Other geography activities can be found on www.collaborativelearning.org/geography.html
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This is a power point presentation based around Volcanoes and an introduction to them. Very simple, yet very effective! Resources can be sent if asked. Thankyou Be sure to leave a review/comment to allow others to find useful materials
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - A Creative Music Project for KS2Quick View

Volcanoes & Earthquakes - A Creative Music Project for KS2

A creative music project for Key Stage 2, to run alongside any classroom geography project about volcanoes or earthquakes. This resource consists of: * a medium term planning overview * 4 easy-to-follow weekly music lesson plans * a pupil composition planning sheet * a teacher's informal assessment/observation form Musical instruments required are standard school percussion instruments (tuned and untuned), although electronic instruments (eg. keyboards) and children's own instruments (e.g. guitars, violins, recorders etc.) can easily and successfully be integrated into this project. Some of the other resources mentioned are youtube videos, best displayed on a Smartboard (please check with your school whether you are allowed to access youtube). A digital audio recorder or video recorder (or mobile phone with those facilities!) is also required to record the final compositions.
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Volcano and Earthquake Full Scheme of Work

A full Scheme of work with differentiated assessment and mark scheme. Written for KS3 SEN students, the SOW could be easily adapted for KS2. 10 colourful and animated PowerPoints, with worksheets and teacher notes, this SOW is easy to follow and engaging for all learners. All lessons come with learning objectives, success criteria, activity worksheets, starters and plenaries. At the end of the unit there is an assessment, and a differentiated assessment. For this Scheme of Work students will need access to an Atlas and a laptop. If you purchase please leave a review :) On the review tell me which resource you would like for FREE, and I will send it to you via TES.
Plate tectonics - Earthquakes and volcanoesQuick View

Plate tectonics - Earthquakes and volcanoes

A brilliant selection of resources I have created to teach plate tectonics. I have included easy to follow PowerPoint's for each lesson and attached the relevant worksheets/printouts. The students loved the diversity of the activities which includes maps from memory, desk mat tasks, market place, card sorts, earthquake proof building design, timelines, cartoon strips, a mid unit test and lots more interesting tasks. I have included starter tasks for each lesson, learning objectives using what, why and how, main tasks and consolidate/plenary tasks. They are really easy to follow. I have included lessons on the following topics: The structure of the Earth Japanese earthquake and tsunami Earthquake hazard management Supervolcano What are earthquakes and how are they measured? Pompeii 79 AD What are the hazards associated with volcanoes?
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GCSE Volcanoes.

A collection of resources on plate tectonics and volcanoes, including a look at Mt St Helens as a case study.
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Volcano quiz

This volcano quiz is aimed at pupils in Years 5-8 and it covers the following areas of the topic, volcanoes: - Definition of key terms, - Marking and naming an example studied on a map - Labelling the parts of a volcano - Identifying the different types of volcano - Describing a volcanic eruption - Drawing a labelled diagram explaining how volcanoes are formed - Knowing about basic plate tectonics and different plate boundaries - The benefits of living near to volcanoes It is child friendly and comes complete with a mark scheme.
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Two part lesson series covering: - Types of volcano - Volcano formation - Location  - Shape - Examples  - Research For more resources visit thisisgeography.co.uk
Making a Volcano projectQuick View

Making a Volcano project

This project can be used in both Science and Geography. This consists of approximately 6 lessons dependent on the ability of the group. This booklet has learning outcomes for each lesson and has a range of different activities to keep all students engaged and interested. Also, this includes extension material for any high fliers that finish the work early. Any comments would be appreciated.
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Types of volcanoes GCSE (KS4)

A whole lesson for GSCE looking at types of volcanoes. This includes a range of activities at how a volcano erupts to different types of volcanoes with phrases to match up and add to their worksheet.