Volcanoes are weak points in the earth’s crust where plate boundaries appear, and periodically let lava escape to the surface. these can also be found at hotspots. For the GCSE Geography AQA curriculum students need to be aware of 2 main types of volcanoes, where and how they form, and their distinguishing characteristics. this PowerPoint lesson resource assumes a basic level of existing understanding and recaps on the basic structure and eruption characteristics of each. there is a BINGO starter game linked to a video resource. Added challenge for higher ability to explain 3 of their bino words to the group. Following on from this the teacher can talk through the next slides, on parts of a volcano and its layered structure and associated hazards. or print the information out ready for the TRUE or FALSE activity/ grid, which has answers attached. At the end students are prompted to think about which celebrity embodies each type of volcano the most. This is to help them memorize and make connections to enegage in their long term memory for the examinations. Approx lesson length: 45 minutes.