Planet Earth and Beyond – Volcanoes
The Science Learning Hub has many resources for primary teachers related to volcanoes in the Planet Earth and Beyond strand of the New Zealand Curriculum.
Children love to explore volcanoes – they are exciting. Volcanoes can erupt spectacularly, throwing molten rock into the air in pyrotechnic displays that are simply stunning. How do volcanoes work? Where do they form? How does this relate to us? Explore this content to find out more about volcanoes.
See below for a list of items grouped by collection (contexts, science stories, teacher ideas and news items).
Plates and quakes – Student Activity
World of quakes – Student Activity
Context: Icy Ecosystems
Dating ice cores – Video
Context: Super Sense
Volcanoes – Context
It’s bringing science into the 21st century using the Hub, isn’t it?
Science story: On Shaky Ground
Shaky scientists and engineers – NZ Research
Earthquakes and volcanoes – Science Ideas and Concepts
New Zealand volcanoes – Science Ideas and Concepts
Under the Earth’s surface – Science Ideas and Concepts
Calderas in the sandpit – Student Activity
Tectonic jigsaw puzzles – Student Activity
Dr Phil Shane, volcano expert – Image
Erupting volcano – Image
Science story: Tsunamis and Surf
Modelling tsunamis and protecting the coast – NZ Research
Geonet – Video
Plate tectonics – Video
Children making evidence-based decisions about volcanic risk – Education Research
Students’ evidence-based decision-making – Education Research
Science gives students the understanding to make decisions that will be more useful than if somebody just said ’Here’s a civil defence book. These are the things you need’. They can actually understand why they need these things and how their families will be affected.
Auckland’s forgotten volcano – Article
Exploring undersea volcanoes – Article
Rumbling volcanoes – Article
Solander Island – an extinct volcano – Article