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Gelatin Volcanoes: Teacher Page
This is the Teacher Page of an activity that teaches students how and why magma moves inside volcanoes by injecting colored water into a clear gelatin cast. Activity preparation instructions are on the Student Page, while the Teacher Page has background, preparation, and in-class information. An extension activity has the students repeat the experiment using a square bread pan to simulate the original research that was done using elongate models with triangular cross-sections. This activity is part of Exploring Planets in the Classroom's Volcanology section.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Please contact Linda Martel prior to reproducing activities and information found on this web site. For general educational purposes, we ask that the original URL and the Hawaii Space Grant Consortium credit is clearly marked on each page or portion used.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-993
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'Exploring Planets in the Classroom'
This resource requires 'Gelatin Volcanoes: Student Page'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Linda Martel
NASA Hawaii Space Grant Program