Science Writing Prompt: Volcanic Eruption Produces New Island Off Coast of Japan


Original source of images and story :

This week, a new island was formed off the coast of Japan through the eruption of a volcano.  This is the first time this has occurred in 30 years.

volcano map

Watch video of the eruption here:

Since teachers are constantly searching for ways to incorporate real-world events into the lives of their students (not to mention creative ways to address the new literacy standards), this would be a fantastic writing prompt for science!  Possible topics for student examination could include:

  • The effect on the ocean ecosystem around the eruption
  • How an ecosystem begins  from a barren environment (primary succession)



About Edgy Instruction

Science Teacher (Biology, AP Biology, and Forensic Science), Anatomy Professor, and former Instructional coach.
This entry was posted in Strategies, T.I.P Theory Into Practice, Teaching and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s