Cross Section of A Volcano
Today, there are many active volcanoes worldwide. Is there anything we can do to predict how and when they will erupt?
As the world's population grows, more and more people are living in potentially dangerous volcanic areas. Volcanic eruptions continue--as they have throughout history--posing ever-greater threats to life and property.
This project is another effort toward learning about volcano structure and eruption.
Material and instructions
Draw or make a model to show the cross section of a volcano with all details including vents for magma as it rises to the earth's surface where it erupts as gas, ash, and lava, a magma chamber, alternating layers of ash and lava, parasitic cone of ash and lava, crust, either oceanic or continental.
Details of this project
Support or more information on this project is available for the members of You may also find a Science kit for this topic at