Tectonic Plates, Earthquakes and Volcanoes


Tectonic Plates, Earthquakes and Volcanoes is a 13 hour interactive unit of geographical learning for KS3 home educated children. They will learn about the formation, location and consequence of these natural features and conduct a research study into real life events.

  • Clear Explanation about Tectonic Plates
  • Different types of Volcanoes
  • Guided Research Study
  • Making a Volcano
  • Analysing GIS Data


Tectonic Plates, Earthquakes and Volcanoes homeschool is a geography topic for home educated children based on the KS3 objectives from the English National Curriculum. This unit teaches children to understand the formation and location of the tectonic plates and the dangerous role they play in nature.

Independent research plays a key role in Tectonic Plates, Earthquakes and Volcanoes using recommended resources to complete an engaging project which is then presented to an audience. Your child will learn about  real life earthquakes and volcanic eruptions with eyewitness statements and images. They will develop an understanding as to why these events occurred and of the locations of earthquakes and volcanoes around the world.

Tectonic Plates, Earthquakes and Volcanoes links well with the KS3 English topic Persuasive Arguments.

If you would like to see some example activities from this unit please view Sample Tectonic Plates, Earthquakes & Volcanoes


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