In this activity, students pop a balloon in a container of sand to model caldera volcanoes and learn how lakes like Taupō and Rotorua were formed.
By the end of this activity, students should be able to:
- demonstrate how caldera volcanoes are formed
- demonstrate how depressions are left after the volcano erupts
- identify Lakes Taupō and Rotorua and discuss their formation.
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