Teaching overview

Learning points

  • Iceland is home to a lot of volcanoes.
  • Many people had to evacuate their homes in case lava from a volcanic eruption damaged them.
  • A fissure is a crack in the Earth’s surface, which lava can flow out from.

Curriculum keywords

  • Iceland
  • Volcanoes
  • Eruptions

This Week's Kahoot Quiz

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Spark a discussion

  • Why did the residents of Grindavík have to evacuate their homes?
  • Do you know any other countries where there are volcanoes?
  • What do you think the difference between magma and lava is?

Classroom Resources

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