Why do volcanoes erupt?

  • TASK:  Students will develop an understanding of volcanoes and what causes them to erupt.


  • EVALUATION: Students will present their web quest information in a presentation as a group that will be evaluated using a rubric.


  • PROCESS: The students will collaborate by participating in a blog before they start the webquest and after they have completed the webquest.  By participating in the blog the students will comment on their prior knowledge of volcanoes and learn collectively as a class. How will the students collaborate?  How will you use the limited resources in the best way?  What are some great web sites that will support this WebQuest?  Make sure that these resouces are appropriate to the students you are teaching and that they require higher level thinking.

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