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How are volcanoes formed?


Volcanoes are formed when magma at the centre of the Earth pushes its way upwards through the Earth through a long shaft. When the magma travels through the Earth's crust and reaches the Earth's surface, it cools and hardens into a pile of rock. 

Many volcanoes are mountains as a result of this process. Indeed, the highest mountain in the world, Mauna Loa, is actually a volcano that extends for thousands of metres underwater.


These lessons are sure to end with a BANG! Find out about how volcanoes are formed, and what happens when they erupt. 


Lesson 1

Under our Feet PowerPoint. 

Inside the Earth worksheet


Lesson 2

Volcanoes PowerPoint.

How a Volcano is made worksheet.


Lesson 3

Make a model volcano