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Learning objects Volcanoes [includes spoken instructions]


Look at photos of active volcanoes. Direct a robot as it is lowered inside a volcano. Measure temperature changes and look at rock structures. Collect rock samples from the crater, vent, column and magma chamber. Match the samples with their original locations.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify the main structures within a volcano.
  • Students explore the appearance, rock types and temperatures of volcanoes.
Educational value
  • Simulates use of a robot to measure temperature and take rock samples inside a volcano.
  • Identifies the main structures within a volcano.
  • Provides photos of active volcanoes and volcanic rock samples.
  • Tests student understanding with a task matching photos to the location in the volcano.
  • Includes audio instructions.
Year level

F; 1; 2

Learning area
  • science
  • Science/Science understanding
  • Science/Science understanding
    • Science/Earth movements
    • Science/Geology
    • Science/Geological features
    • Science/Heat
    • Science/Rocks
    • Science/States of matter
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Comprehension activity
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Subject matter expert
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 2010-02-22
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
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    • Copyright holder
    • Date of contribution: 2017-01-12
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL:
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
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