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Volcano Activity Learning Groups

For this activity you will work in a group of up to four students. Each group will
create a poster showing parts of a volcano. When you have completed all of the
steps below, use the attached rubric to self-assess your group’s work.

Volcano Vocabulary Words

Magma Crater Conduit

Vent Ash Lava

Base Flank Summit

1. Use Encarta or the internet to discover what each of your volcano

vocabulary words means and where on a volcano it is located.

2. Using a sheet of poster board and class art supplies, draw a volcano and
clearly label each part. You may also use any art materials to add interest
to your poster.

3. Word process a one page report using your volcano vocabulary that
explains what happens when a volcano erupts.

4. Turn in your research, poster, and report at the Science Center when you
are finished.
Volcano Activity Rubric

Grading Needs Below Average Above Excellent

Dimension Improvemen Average Average
Research Little effort Some effort Adequate Good effort Excellent
made to made to find effort made made to research
research and use for research with all
topic: accurate researching and find data
Inaccurate data the topic accurate accurate
findings data and
Accuracy Poster and Poster and Poster and All items in Basic and
report do not report have report poster and extended
correctly some correctly report facts
reflect basic factual represent accurate includes
facts inaccuracie basic facts with with
s additional complete
information accuracy
provided as to detail
Complete Elements of Occasional Report and Report and Report
report and omissions poster poster and poster
poster from report completed include include
missing and/or as required some extended
poster information informatio
beyond n
Presentatio Poor, difficult Somewhat Acceptable Poster and Clear,
n to read poster difficult to presentatio report are correct
and/or report, read poster n on poster clear and poster and
elements and report; and report correct with report with
missing mostly some extras extra
correct elements