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Featured Mini Lesson

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Grade Level: 3-5 , 6-8

Visit NASA's Space Place to learn about volcanoes and answer questions about volcanic eruptions.

Grade Level: 3-5 , 6-8

The students will review the NASA Space Place video, "What are Tectonic Plates?", and answer questions about tectonic plates.

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Grade Level: 3-5 , 6-8

Compare images from two volcanic eruptions in the Kuril Islands which occurred ten years apart and complete a graphic organizer for impacts on different Earth spheres. 

Grade Level: 3-5 , 6-8 , 9-12

Learn about volcanic ash and watch a visualization of the Calbuco volcano to see how ash travels around the world. 

Grade Level: 3-5 , 6-8

Students examine satellite images of a recently formed island to identify areas of erosion and deposition.

Grade Level: 3-5 , 6-8 , 9-12

Students will describe the changes in a newly-formed volcanic island over the first three years of its life.  

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Grade Level: 6-8 , 9-12

Students solve math problems to compare the carbon dioxide generated by the airline industry, a large volcanic eruption, and burning oil. 

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Grade Level: 3-5 , 6-8 , 9-12

Scientific data are often represented by assigning ranges of numbers to specific colors. The colors are then used to make false color images which allow us to see patterns more easily.

Grade Level: 6-8 , 9-12

Information from satellites if often used to display information about objects. This information can include how things appear, as well as their contents. Explore how pixel data sequences can be used to create an image and interpret it.