Starting with the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park quarter, the students will visit the park’s website to learn about volcanoes. The class will discuss the parts of a volcanic explosion, read a text, and discuss the three forms of matter (solid, liquid, and gas). The students will view a volcano video and identify the three forms of matter found in the eruption. Using the “Form Matters!” worksheets, the students will create a volcano and label the forms of matter. The class will make gelatin, identifying the forms of matter involved.
Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Quarter Reverse
United States Map
Form Matters! Pictures
Form Matters! Words
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