The Floor Is Lava
Years 1 to 8Years 9 to 13Years 1 to 13Early childhood education
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Terms 1–4
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Auckland Museum | At your school | online
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1 hour | 30 minutes online

This programme is for the following year groups: Years 1–3, Years 4–6, Years 7–8

Explore the earth underneath your feet! Thanks to our partnership with EQC this programme is free and delivered by our educators in your school or here at the Museum.

Years 1-3 learners connect with their local volcanoes, dig down and look at the layers of the earth, experiment to see what a lava flow might have looked in Auckland and hold & feel different types of volcanic rock.

Years 4-8 learners connect with their local volcanoes, explore different types of volcanic eruptions and participate in a rock sorting challenge. Learners are also put to the test to see how they would prepare for a volcanic eruption.

Learning Outcomes
Learners will:

· Describe Auckland’s volcanic field and identify volcanoes near to their school

· Make comparisons to different types of volcanic eruptions

· Identify different types of volcanic rock

· Gain an understanding of the preparation and response to a volcanic eruption or natural disaster

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