The children and I have been working through the Elemental Science Earth Sciences with a friend. I’m not 100% convinced by it, but it’s been a good springboard into deeper unit studies with my own children. One such area is a longer unit study on Volcanoes.
We have spent about a week to ten days on this, doing a little bit here and there and recapping on what they have learnt. I thought it might be useful to pull together the different resources that I used for this study.
Introducing the study
We had already covered the basics in the Elemental Science work but I talked through the powerpoint available from twinkl. We used this one. I supplemented with a couple of YouTube videos to demonstrate the different types of volcanoes.
Our Project Books
We did this in a book rather than as a lapbook, but it’s the same principle. We worked through a number of activities and I made some lapbook style inserts for them to add in too. I like the templates from Home School Share. Templates like this help the children condense their learning and pick out the key points. It’s also a good way to capture everything without it being too overwhelming for them.
Other things to do on this project include making a volcano using vinegar and bicarbonate of sofa – it’s easy enough to make a clay or play doh volcano to go with it! We also used a fab book called Earth Shattering Events which the children enjoyed looking at.
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Today we are doing a small project on volcanoes. I've got some bits from @twinklresources (I pay for this subscription and use it lots) and two #gifted books. The first is from @cicadabooks and has a brilliant section on volcanoes (swipe ➡️ to see more) and the second is the Atlas or Ocean Adventures from @quartokids by @lucy_letherland and we are using this to map the ring of fire.