Links & Resources
FIRST, you will get an idea
about volcanoes. You will do this by LOOKING AT
PICTURES of volcanoes
from around the works and by READING about them on the
To do this, you will use the
Google search engine and the online encyclopedia
Wikipedia. You can choose any word from the
following 3 lists. Type in the word volcano
and then paste any of the words or place names found on these 3 lists
into the Search Box.
Click on Search and see where it takes you.
- There are many active volcanoes in the world today. Check out the
LIST of VOLCANOES
- Volcanoes can be found all over the world. Think about where there
are mountains, and there is a good chance that there are or were
volcanoes there. Check out PLACES That Have VOLCANOES
- When you read about volcanoes, you will find that there are many new
words that you haven't seen before. You will also find some words that
you thought you knew, but that have a new meaning when you are
reading about volcanoes. Check out the VOLCANO VOCABULARY
A List of Volcanic Terms for the
correct spelling of these words.
You can do this activity on your own or with a partner.
Source: U.S. Department of Interior, U.S.
|While you are reading about volcanoes,
keep the following
5 QUESTIONS in mind:
- Where can you find volcanoes? Is there a
pattern? Do volcanoes always happen in the same places?
- What do volcanoes look like? What
happens when they are active? What do dormant (sleeping)
volcanoes look like?
- How do volcanoes make igneous
rocks? What role do volcanoes have in the rock cycle?
- Do volcanoes change the shape of
the earth? Are volcanoes important for making mountains?
- How do volcanoes affect the lives
of people around the world? How can volcanoes be good for
people? Why do volcanoes kill people? Why do scientists
source: U.S. Department of Interior, U.S.
THEN, you will
be assigned to WORK IN GROUPS to do some of
your research. Working in a group can mean reading from the computer
screen at the same time and discussing information and images as you go
along or it can mean dividing the work up, looking at the web sites on
your own and then discussing what you have learned with your group.
Take a look at the
GROUP WORK RUBRIC
as a reminder what good group work looks & sounds like.
For more details on how to do the tasks below, you can
go to PROCESS
The VOLCANO Hyperlink Alphabet
Take a look at the
ORGANIZER. Find a word or place (related to
volcanoes of course) to fill in 20 of the 26 letters of the alphabet.
Then you will find at least 1 very good hyperlink for that item. You may
choose different words or different hyperlinks than your group members
if you find something that interests you more.
The Volcano Vocabulary List
look at the
VOCABULARY LIST GRAPHIC ORGANIZER.
Choose 10 words that you would like to understand. Remember to answer
some of the 5 Questions from above
while you are choosing the words for your Vocabulary List. Your group
should agree which 10 words will be in your Group Vocabulary List.
The Volcano Definition
Look at the Group Vocabulary List with your group. Decide
on which word you will be presenting on. Check with your teacher that no
one else in the class is doing the same word for their Definition
Presentation. Get a copy of the
DEFINITION GRAPHIC ORGANIZER and save it in your
computer files as a Word Document. Do more research on this word
and then prepare yourself to present your findings to an audience. You
will need to talk about the meaning of the word and show images to
explain it. You will be able to use your Word Document and a computer so
that you can show your audience the web sites you have found to explain
you need to prepare yourself for your oral presentation
on one item related to volcanoes. Practice your presentation by
presenting to members of your group one at a time. Ask for suggestions
on how you can improve your presentation. Practice at least 3 times
before your "final" (or marked) presentation. Do a
SELF EVALUATION of your own presentation. Take a look at the
EVALUATION RUBRIC before you
you should check out to see if you have learned what you
intended to learn when you started on this journey. Go to
CONCLUSION and reflect on the learning you have done.
If you would still like to know some more, come back to this site any
time you wish.