Our children love books. Reading has been a large part of their lives, even from their earliest days. There aren't many things more lovely than having a little cheek pressed against your own as you bring stories to life or witness their amazement at the incredible inner workings of a planet, the complete camouflage of a moth, or as in a recent instance, the fact that a single teaspoon of neutron star weighs more than the entire population of the whole world.
This boggling fact comes from a Smithsonian book (published by DK) simply called Stars. It's part of a larger, amazing set called The Knowledge Box that encompasses a wide range of scientific subjects from earth, to space, to plants and animals. Quite simply, they are stellar.
With the schools closed, we've been revisiting and reading these books together almost every day. The Discover Earth volume inspired the creation of this week's tectonic plates map worksheet and now a companion page on volcanoes.
This 5 page set of volcano worksheets includes a detailed blank cross section diagram of a strato volcano for colouring and cut and paste labelling,
a labelled version for reference and a tectonic map showing areas of modern day volcanic activity.
The colouring map features tectonic plates and triangular symbols showing where active volcanoes are. A separate page of triangle symbols are included for colouring and pasting onto the map to finish.
Rustle up the kids, ready your coloured pencils and get the volcano diagram and tectonic worksheet here.