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Gelatin Volcanoes: Student Page
This is the Student Page of an activity that teaches students how and why magma moves inside volcanoes by injecting colored water into a clear gelatin cast. The Student Page contains the activity preparation instructions and materials list, key words, and a photograph of the experimental setup. There is also an extension activity question that has students predict what will happen when the experiment is run using an elongated model. 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 education purposes, we require that the original URL and the Hawaii Space Grant Consortium credit is clearly marked on each page or portion used.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-994
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'Exploring Planets in the Classroom'
This resource is required by 'Gelatin Volcanoes: Teacher Page'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Linda Martel
NASA Hawaii Space Grant Program