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Weekend Website #87: Volcano Explorer

Every Friday, I’ll send you a wonderful website (or more) that my classes and my parents love. I think you’ll find they’ll be a favorite of your students as they are of mine.


Experience the power of volcanoes


Krakatoa: Volcano of Destruction


3rd grade +


Science, nature


In elementary terms, the website discusses tectonic plates, what causes volcanoes, different types, where they’re located, and lets students create their own virtual volcano. Students can even change the settings for gas and viscosity to see the effect on their personal volcano. This is a perfect website for 3rd grade units on landforms and/or fourth grade units on biomes and habitats. Given several choices, my students often select this website and share it with their friends.

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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-sixth grade and creator of two technology training books for middle school. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman.  She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.comEditorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing TeachersIMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s editing a thriller for her agent that should be be out to publishers this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.


One thought on “Weekend Website #87: Volcano Explorer

  1. Pingback: ~ Internet & Educatie » Gespot: VolcanoExplorer, een virtuele vulkaanuitbarsting - ~ Internet & Educatie

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