Using your science to understand volcanic eruptions
Inspired by research at the University of Oxford, in these lessons, students will see how the science they learn at school can be used to understand volcanoes. Students will grow crystals to understand more about igneous rock formation (KS3), think about the different types of chemical bonds (KS4), and make calculations related to pressure and depth, pressure, force and area, and Boyle’s Law (KS4).
KS3 (UK) ages 11-15 - Crystal Size Investigation
KS4 (UK) ages 14-16 - Chemical Compounds in Magma
KS4 (UK) ages 14-16 - Pressure Calculations