Ranch Elementary Students Learn About Volcanos
By San Tan Times and Sue Kruse, Ranch Elementary Principal
Could you have a volcano in your yard at some point? Fourth graders at Ranch Elementary were asked that question. Most students answered No! Using technology and hands-on activities the students explored this question. Students studied patterns of where volcanoes exist in the world today and where volcanoes have existed in the past.
Then they used latitude and longitude coordinates to locate volcanoes in different regions of the world. They discovered a major pattern of volcanoes known as the Ring of Fire. When asked the same question again, many students had changed their answer. What do you think? Could a volcano pop up in YOUR backyard?
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