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Article posted October 1, 2014 at 08:14 PM GMT-7 • comment • Reads 18612

Volcanoes Learning Target 1:

Students will be able to distinguish between different volcano types including how they differ and how they are similar and how they are formed.

Success Criteria:

Students have drawn, labeled and colored five volcano types as well as described how they are formed, their shape, and their size.

Volcanoes Learning Target 2:

Students will be able to distinguish between four different types of lava and match lava types to the five different volcano types.

Success Criteria:

Draw, color, label and describe each of the four lava types describing how the water and silica content affects how the lava acts.

Volcanoes Learning Target 3:

Match the five volcano types, four lava types and to the four different eruption types.

Success Criteria:

Students can defend the reasons why they chose to match a certain volcano type to a lava type to an eruption type.

6th grade Volcano Unit Learning Goal based on the following standard (NGSS MS-ESS2 Earth's Systems):

"Students who demonstrate understanding can:

Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales.

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on how processes change Earth’s surface at time and spatial scales that can be large (such as slow plate motions or the uplift of large mountain ranges) or small (such as rapid landslides or microscopic geochemical reactions), and how many geoscience processes (such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and meteor impacts) usually behave gradually but are punctuated by catastrophic events. Examples of geoscience processes include surface weathering and deposition by the movements of water, ice, and wind. Emphasis is on geoscience processes that shape local geographic features, where appropriate."

We are going to focus on the volcano parts of the above standard. Here is a proficiency scale to help students assess themselves on the stan