Activity Overview

In this activity students will label a model of a volcano.

  • Ash, Steam, and Gas - cloud which is pushed out of the volcano
  • Secondary Cone - a cone that builds up around secondary vents
  • Secondary Vent - place where magma reaches the surface without going through the main vent
  • Crater - circular depression at the top of the volcano
  • Magma Chamber - store of underground magma
  • Main Vent - main tube that connects the magma chamber to the surface
  • Lava - molten rock after it reaches the surface
  • Magma - molten rock still underneath the ground
  • Volcanic Bombs - rocks and larger debris that are thrown into the air during an eruption

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Demonstrate your knowledge of volcanoes by labeling a diagram of a volcano.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Search for ‘volcano’, drag and drop the diagram into a cell.
  3. Use Textables and arrows to label the major parts of the volcano and describe what they are.
  4. Save often!

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-6

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual or Group


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Labeled diagram
Label the diagram giving the functions of each part.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
All the labels are correct.
Most of the labels are correct.
Some of the labels are correct.
All the functions are correct with no grammar or spelling mistakes.
Most of the functions are correct with some grammar and spelling mistakes.
Some of the functions are correct with many grammar and spelling mistakes.
Evidence of Effort
Work is well written and carefully thought out.
Work shows some evidence of effort.
Work shows little evidence of any effort.

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