Volcano case studies and resources
Volcanic eruptions can have implications not only locally, but also at a global scale as demonstrated by the 2010 Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull.
This page links to case studies and includes background information and materials to use in the classroom at all curriculum levels.
Earth Learning Ideas PDF activity sheets
When will it blow? – predicting eruptions (KS2-P16)
How a simple tiltmeter can demonstrate the bulging of a volcano before eruption
An eruption through the window (KS2-P16)
How could an eruption transform your view? – lava, ash, lahar or something worse
Partial melting - simple process, huge global impact (KS4-P16)
How partial melting, coupled with plate tectonics, has changed the chemistry of our planet
Volcano in the lab (KS3-P16)
Modelling igneous processes in wax and sand
Blow up your own volcano! (KS1-KS4)
Show how gases blast out material in volcanic eruptions
Volcanoes and dykes/ jelly and cream – radial dykes (KS2-KS4)
Intruding cream radial ‘dykes’ into jelly ‘volcanoes’ until they erupt
Party time for volcanoes! (KS2-P16)
How much force does it take to set off a party popper “volcano”?
Publications and DVDs
External resource links
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