Volcanoes have been cut or trimmed down from several school and state standards at the high school level. This activity is a way to teach an entire unit about volcanoes that is entirely student-centered. This is a difficult task that will require time, hardwork, student and teacher participation, collaboration, access to technology and planning by both the student and the teacher.
- Students will understand how, why and where volcanoes form.
- Students will understand why volcanic eruption vary.
- Students will understand how volcanic eruption can impact the environment.
- Students will learn about several different volcanoes from around the world.
- Students will use internet resources to gather information.
- Students will organize their research into a report and presentation.
- Students will collaborate with other students and work successfully in small groups.
- Students will present information to the class.
- This webquest will vary in length depending on the ability of your students. Upper level (2-3 class periods) Lower Level (4-5 class periods)
- Time can be given in an out of class to complete this assignment.
- Problems may present themselves (ie. student understanding, computer / internet access, systems crashing), a good teacher an always adapt.
- Students can work independetly as a long term project.
- The teacher can teach a volcano unit before beginning the webquest.
- Students can work in groups of 6 and roles can be shared.