How Volcanoes Erupt?


A volcano erupts when the Earth's tectonic plates begin to shift and force molten lava up into the mouth of the volcano. These plates can remain dormant for millions of years, but any movement in them can cause lava to spew destructively from the volcano.
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Pressure and high temperatures beneath the earth's crust causes rocks to melt down. Melted rock turns into a liquid form known as magma, and this magma is constantly trying to force
The magma builds up pressure under the crust, it then rises to the surface to release the pressure and eventually overflows over the top. Volcanoes can also release large quantities
(Continued from Page 1) First of all, place your volcano on a sturdy surface. The best place for this is outside or on a hard surface that is easy to clean, just in case your volcano
Eruptions happen when Earth's surface ruptures, allowing hot, molten rock, ash, & gases to
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How to Make a Volcano Erupt
A volcano model made of dough or clay that erupts with a mixture of vinegar and baking soda is a entertaining and educational science activity for kids. Even preschool-age children love to watch the erupting "lava" bubbling out of the volcano's top. The... More »
Difficulty: Moderate
The reason that volcanoes erupt is a pretty simple concept. It's similar to having a bottle full of water with the cap off. If it is squeezed tightly the water will have no choice but to come out the top. We know heat makes things expand, so as magma below the surface expands it comes out through a vent in a mountain, known as a volcano. You can find more information here:
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