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Facts about Volcanoes for Kids

What is a Volcano?

A volcano is a landform (usually a mountain) where molten rock erupts through the surface of the planet.

In simple terms a volcano is a mountain that opens downward to a pool of molten rock (magma) below the surface of the earth. It is a hole in the Earth from which molten rock and gas erupt.

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Facts about Volcanoes for Kids

volcanoWhat is a Volcano?

A volcano is a landform (usually a mountain) where molten rock erupts through the surface of the planet.

In simple terms a volcano is a mountain that opens downward to a pool of molten rock (magma) below the surface of the earth. It is a hole in the Earth from which molten rock and gas erupt.

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Learn all about volcanoes, including how they are made, how to spot an old one and more! Includes an experiment!

Our earth is hot inside. Very hot rock, called "magma," is deep underground. Magma is a runny liquid, kind of like melted ice cream, but it is so hot that it smokes and steams. It is hot enough to melt steel. Now, that's hot!

Sometimes, the magma in the earth builds up great pressure, and starts pushing upward. The pressure pushes the magma through a weak spot in the ground, and sometimes it rises up through "pipes," which are like tunnels. It can come from deep inside the earth all the way to the surface of the ground. It may push up the ground, forming a mountain. If it breaks through the top of the ground or the mountain it has created, a volcano is formed.

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Kids Investigate Volcanoes!

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