Science & Nature

The Simple Science Series: The Mighty Volcano (Ages 10-14)

In this one time class, students will learn about the three main types of volcanoes, create them, and then have one erupt!
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55 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Class Experience

Students will be able to describe and create the earth's crust, describe and create the three types of volcanoes and erupt a volcano.
Science Teacher Dana holds both degrees in science and education.  She graduated from Notre Dame with her Master's.  Teacher Dana has taught students from preschool to high school and all in between.
Students will need the following materials:  several pieces of white paper (2 if no mistakes are made), markers/colored pencils, small tube of toothpaste with top, pointy sewing needle, set of playdough/clay with at least three colors, a small bag of dirt/rocks/pebbles collected from outside (not necessary, but fun if you have it), safety googles, 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1/4 cup baking soda, 3 tablespoons dishwashing soap, small glass jar (large enough to hold vinegar/baking soda and allow for a small eruption), red food coloring.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will be assessed on their completed project through discussion.  No formal assessment will take place, nor will a grade be assigned unless requested.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
At the very end of the class, students will erupt their own volcano using vinegar and baking soda.  Safety googles are recommended.  Parental monitoring should be determined by the parent present in the home.

Student will need to poke a small hole into a tube of toothpaste using a "pointy needle."  Parental monitoring is at the discretion of the parent.
Sources for this lesson are from typical textbooks found in public school classrooms.


Dana McCormick, Masters of Education
Lives in the United States
Teacher Dana, "Come, let's go exploring!"
2 completed classes

About Me

Hello!  I am Teacher Dana!  I teach science to all ages, abilities and interests!  I love to incorporate exciting visuals, art and fun into my classes.  I have taught science in Nature Center Camps, to middle schoolers, to high schoolers and to my... 
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