A volcano is an opening on the surface of a planet or moon that allows material warmer than its surroundings to escape from its interior. When this material escapes, it causes an eruption.
Check out Space Place’s Space Volcano Explorer to learn more!
Launched in 1998, NASA Space Place’s mission is to inspire and enrich upper-elementary-aged kids’ learning of space and Earth science online through fun games, hands-on activities, informative articles and engaging short videos.
With material in both English and Spanish and resources for parents and teachers, NASA Space Place has something for everyone.