Title of Lesson Plan: Volcano, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!

Brief Description of Lesson III:

     In this lesson, students will develop a basic understanding of the positive and negative effects of volcanoes.

Duration:

Approximately 2  60-minute class periods

Content Standards Used/Unit Goals/Objectives Supported:

ESS-M-A3   investigating the characteristics of volcanoes and identifying zones where they may occur

ESS-M-A5   identifying the characteristics and uses of minerals and rocks and recognizing that rocks are mixtures of minerals

ESS-M-A7   modeling how landforms result from the interaction of constructive and destructive forces

 

Lesson Goals:

Students will identify the positive and negative effects that volcanoes may have on our environment.

Lesson Objectives:

TLW investigate the effects of volcanic eruptions using the Internet.

TLW write a compare/contrast paper on the effects of volcanoes using Microsoft Word.

Resources

Computers and Internet access for all students

Procedures:

1.       Have students use the Internet or other research materials to research the positive and negative effects of volcanic eruptions

2.     Students will use Microsoft Word to write a compare/contrast paper.

Assessment:

Quality of Compare/Contrast paper

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