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Lesson Plan: Volcano Formation

Grade Level: Primary 3 (8-9 years old)

Subject: Science

Duration: 45 minutes

Learning Objectives: 1. Understand the process of volcano formation. 2. Identify the different parts of a volcano. 3. Explain the causes and effects of volcanic eruptions.

Materials: - Whiteboard or chart paper - Markers - Volcano diagram worksheet (link: www.example.com/volcano-worksheet) - Video resources: - “How Do Volcanoes Form?” (link: www.example.com/volcano-formation-video) - “Volcanoes for Kids” (link: www.example.com/volcanoes-for-kids-video)

Introduction (5 minutes): 1. Greet the students and introduce the topic of volcanoes. 2. Show a picture of a volcano and ask the students if they know what it is. 3. Engage the students by asking questions like: - Have you ever heard of a volcano before? - What do you think happens when a volcano erupts? - Do you know how volcanoes are formed?

Lesson Outline: 1. Explain the process of volcano formation (10 minutes): - Use the whiteboard or chart paper to draw a simple diagram of a volcano. - Introduce the concept of tectonic plates and explain how they move. - Discuss how the movement of tectonic plates can create cracks in the Earth’s crust. - Explain that when magma (molten rock) rises through these cracks, it forms a volcano.

  1. Watch video: “How Do Volcanoes Form?” (10 minutes):
    • Show the video to the students, explaining that it will provide more information about volcano formation.
    • Encourage the students to pay attention and take notes if possible.
  2. Questioning and Discussion (10 minutes):
    • Ask the students questions to check their understanding:
      • What causes the formation of volcanoes?
      • How does magma reach the surface?
      • What happens when a volcano erupts?
    • Allow students to share their answers and discuss as a class.
  3. Worksheet Activity (10 minutes):
    • Distribute the volcano diagram worksheet to each student.
    • Instruct the students to label the different parts of the volcano using the information discussed in class.
    • Circulate the classroom to provide assistance and answer any questions.

Assessment: - Informal assessment will be conducted throughout the lesson through questioning and class discussions. - The completed worksheet will be collected and reviewed to assess individual understanding of volcano formation.

Differentiation: - For students who need additional support, provide a simplified version of the worksheet with pre-labeled parts of the volcano. - For students who grasp the concept quickly, encourage them to research and present additional information about famous volcanoes around the world.

Plenary (5 minutes): 1. Watch video: “Volcanoes for Kids” (5 minutes): - Show the video to reinforce the key concepts learned in the lesson. - Encourage students to pay attention and think about any new information they learn.

  1. Recap and Review:
    • Ask students to share one new thing they learned about volcano formation.
    • Summarize the main points of the lesson and highlight the importance of understanding volcanoes.
  2. Homework:
    • Assign a short written task for homework, such as writing a paragraph about the causes and effects of volcanic eruptions.

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