Every science "Mystery" begins with an activity or video and gives students an opportunity to think critically as they explore a question. In this mystery, students watched a video that provided background information before plotting volcanos on a maps. Students then worked collaboratively to determine the answer to the question on their own. All of the Mystery Science lessons in the unit are aligned to the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and support our ELA standards as well.
So, could a volcano pop up in YOUR backyard? Ask your fourth grader! ;)