DK Find Out! Volcanoes

A volcano is one of the most extraordinary features on Earth, but it can also be one of the most terrifying.

California Academy of Sciences: Rock Cycle Roundabout
California Academy of Sciences

After playing a board game to learn how to differentiate the three ways rocks can form, students analyze maps of local topography, water sources, and volcanic activity, to better understand how geology affects a given region. They also experience scale, recognizing geologic processes as fast or extremely gradual.