Volcanoes: Tectonic plates and the ring of fire
This lesson teaches your class that the Earth's crust is divided into large tectonic plates. Your children will learn about the names of the major plates and that volcanoes and other natural disasters occur at the boundaries of these plates. Using Oreo biscuits, your class will be able to simulate plate boundaries to improve their understanding. You will briefly describe the 'ring of fire' with your class, allowing them to see hot spots for volcanoes on a map.
This downloadable lesson contains a plan, slideshow, worksheets and teaching resources all in a ready-to-teach pack.
- Lesson plan
- Activity ideas
- Differentiated worksheets
- Tectonic plate diagrams
- Tectonic plate poster
- Tectonic plate map