Volcanoes (junior)

Where can I find information about volcanoes?

Junior Primary

(Years 1-4)

Colour photo of the top of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii. The centre of the volcano is red with lava — everything around it is black.

Image: Brown and Black by USGS on Unsplash.

Entry last updated: 6/11/23


Around the world, volcanoes are formed by molten lava pushing through an opening in the earth's crust. In this article we'll look at websites and some books to help you find information about Volcanoes.

General websites

There are some great websites with information on volcanoes.

Britannica School Primary

Britannica School is one of the EPIC resources. EPIC is a collection of reliable databases covering lots of different topics. It's put together especially for New Zealand school students. This database can read the articles to you too.

  • Search Britannica for 'volcano'.

  • Choose the result volcano (geology).

  • Select headings like Volcanic Eruptions and Where Volcanoes Form to find out more.

  • You can select the play button by each heading to have the information read aloud to you.

  • Explore some of their Volcanic images and videos on the left hand side of the page.

Tips: To get to the EPIC resources you will need a password from your school librarian first. Or you can chat with one of our AnyQuestions librarians between 1 and 6pm Monday to Friday and they will help you online. Some EPIC databases may also be available through your public library.

Elementary (Gale In Context)

Elementary is another EPIC database.

  • Select the picture for Science and then Earth Science.

  • From here choose Volcanoes.

  • Choose Keep Reading for quick facts or explore some of the other resources.

Science Learning Hub

Science Learning Hub is a great website, with a lot of information on science topics for New Zealand students.

  • Enter the keyword 'volcano' into the search bar.

  • Choose the result New Zealand Volcanoes.

  • Select icons on the map to look at volcanoes in New Zealand.

Tips: Search words, or keywords, are the most important words in our question. Usually it’s better to leave out small words like ‘the’, ‘a’ and ‘of’ and just choose the main ones, eg volcano. We can always change our keywords or add more if we need to.


Your local or school library may also have some books about volcanoes. Check out these titles:

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