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Volcanoes
2-week UNIT STUDY

Volcano Unit Study
Volcano Unit Study

—free—
from
BookShark

designed for grades 3-6

Are your kids fascinated with volcanoes? Build on their interest with a 2-week unit study jam-packed with science and hands-on exploration centered on this geologic wonder.


  • Learn which type of volcanic eruption you could outrun and which is the most deadly. 
  • Think like a volcanologist and evaluate data using the same scales they do. 
  • Discover the positive things volcanoes provide our Earth.
  • Wonder about volcanoes on other planets ... and find out the answer!
  • Identify the location of volcanoes on our planet and understand why they are positioned in a ring around the globe.


You get a two-week (eight-day) unit study with daily reading assignments, 47 vocabulary words, dozens of discussion questions (and answers), 9 printable activity sheets, dictation passages, multiple hands-on activity suggestions, a linked video playlist, creative writing assignments, art study, and more!

Volcano Unit Study

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Read the daily passages.

reading for volcano unit study

Do the written activities.

activities for volcano unit study

Then enjoy hands-on projects.

hands-on activities for volcano unit study

What Your Children Will Do, Using This Homeschool Resource

  • read, or have read to them, the book How Hot Is Lava And Other Questions about Volcanoes and discuss it
  • study types of volcanoes and famous eruptions of history
  • learn new science vocabulary
  • learn what volcanologists do and what equipment they use
  • enjoy and analyze art related to volcanoes
  • do hands-on activities that illustrate the science concepts they are learning, including edible models! 
  • do mapping activities
  • learn how scientists measure eruptions and practice it, using the Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) 
Volcano Unit Study

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How Hot Is Lava? 

And Other Questions About Volcanoes

This free unit study is a small taste of the BookShark way of learning—reading great books and then talking about them.

It's based on the illustrated children's book How Hot Is Lava? And Other Questions About Volcanoes by Kelly Smith. While it is not included as part of the free offer, you can purchase a copy 
on the BookShark website. (Or check your public library for a copy.)

How Hot Is Lava? And Other Questions About Volcanoes

PAPERBACK NOT INCLUDED

This free unit study is a small taste of the BookShark way of learning—reading great books and then talking about them. 

How Hot Is Lava? And Other Questions About Volcanoes

PAPERBACK NOT INCLUDED

It's based on the illustrated children's book How Hot Is Lava? And Other Questions About Volcanoes by Kelly Smith. While it is not included as part of the free offer, you can purchase a copy on the BookShark website. (Or check your public library for a copy.)

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