Volcano Unit Study

Resource Type Title/Author Comments Check Out Again? Rating
Book/Library Volcanoes (A True Book); Sipiera, Paul P. Good book with lots of information Y 5
Book/Library Volcanoes; Radlauer, Ruth Quite in-depth, perhaps a bit too much for preschoolers Y 3
Book/Library Earthquakes and Volcanoes (Topics); Lambert, David In-depth, includes information on tectonic plates and how people can protect themselves from earthquakes and volcanoes Y 4
Book/Library Volcano, The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens; Lauber, Patricia Nice photographs of the aftermath of the eruption, it may be too "wordy" for some preschoolers, but interesting if only for the photographs Y 4
Book/Library Geysers (A True Book); Brimner, Larry Dale We use this as a tie-in to the Yellowstone caldera, the Earth's crust, magma, etc. Y 4
CD Journey to the Center of the Earth; Wakeman, Rick A bit obscure, yes, but it tells a nice version of Verne's story and show how a volcano can be represented using music; we listen to it while playing   4
Fieldtrip "The Magic School Bus: Inside the Earth" touring exhibit  For us, this was more play than learning, but it does have some nice pictures of different kinds of eruptions   3
Activity Make a Volcano Note: I'm still in the process of perfecting this project. For my latest notes email me. Great fun, messy and time consuming, but worth it   5
Website BrainPop Nice "movie" on volcanoes with a pretty good quiz for an older preschooler; BrainPop is wonderful, you can watch two "movies" per day without subscribing   5


Ratings: 5=Excellent, 4=Good, 3=Average, 2=Fair, 1=Poor