The surface of our Earth is slowly moving and changing over time. On average, a volcanic eruption occurs somewhere on Earth each week. Volcanic eruptions are often seen as devastating events causing destruction, but they are also instrumental in creating new islands and adding to the continents while providing rich fertile soils and mineral deposits.
The Creators and destroyers unit is an ideal way to link science with literacy in the classroom. Through hands-on investigations, students explore the structure and formation of volcanoes, and plan and conduct an investigation of the viscosity of magma and its relation to volcano shapes.