Teachers may share the resources on this page with any students who have the courage to research volcanoes.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
Online Learning Activities
Scholastic’s “explosive” activities bring students face-to-face with volcanoes, sharing how they’re formed, why they erupt, and more.
Introduce students to everything from volcanoes and earthquakes to fossils and sedimentary rocks using these 12 fun StudyJams! science activities.
Volcanoes provides an opportunity to teach cause-and-effect relationships in nature, as well as, key content-area vocabulary in earth science. Activities will engage students in graphing volcano statistics, reading and retelling a volcano legend, and writing a volcano FAQ.
Have your class make models of underwater volcanoes, then create your own eruptions!
Booktalks and Recommended Books
Interviews from experts, as well as the basics on what causes volcanoes to erupt
Learn how data collected by volcano scientist Stanley Williams during an unexpected eruption may help predict future blasts and save lives.
What does it look like inside a volcano? Learn about the study of volcanoes from expert volcanologist Dr. Stanley Williams.
Is Mount St. Helens still an active volcano? Are people in danger of Mount Rainier and other Pacific Northwest volcanoes exploding? Expert volcanologist Dr. Stanley Williams answers students' questions.
How does magma form? Does a volcano ever run out of magma? Expert volcanologist Dr. Stanley Williams answers students' questions.
What is lava made of? Why does it get so hot? Are there lava flows under the earth? Expert volcanologist Dr. Stanley Williams answers students' questions.
How are volcanoes formed? Is it true there are volcanoes in the ocean? Expert volcanologist Dr. Stanley Williams answers students' questions.
How long does it take for a volcano to cool? How many volcanoes erupt every day? Expert volcanologist Dr. Stanley Williams answers students'questions.
Iceland wants to turn the heat from volcanoes into electricity for all of Europe.