Cinder Cone Volcano: Definition, Facts & Examples


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Cinder cone volcanoes are:

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1. The lava blobs that form a cinder cone cool rapidly because:

2. The individual rocks that make up a cinder cone stay together in one pile because:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this worksheet/quiz combo to learn more about cinder cone volcanoes, which are explosive volcanoes composed of scoria and small particles of hardened lava. The printable worksheet will allow you to read up on these volcanoes, while the interactive quiz will test you on specific volcanoes and their physical characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The commonality of cinder cone volcanoes
  • Why the lava blobs of cinder cones cool rapidly
  • Reasons the individual rocks stay together in a pile
  • What Wizard Island is surrounded by
  • How long it took Paricutin to grow to its current height

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on cinder cone volcanoes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Wizard Island and Paricutin
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how cinder cone volcanoes form and their physical characteristics

Additional Learning

To learn more about a specific classification of volcano, review the corresponding lesson on cinder cone volcanoes. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identifies what cinder cone volcanoes are
  • Examines how they form and what they look like
  • Provides specific examples of cinder cone volcanoes, such as Paricutin