Lava Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts


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Inside the Earth's core, molten rock can be found. This rock eventually escapes through volcanoes to the Earth's surface. What does 'molten' mean?

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1. Molten rock inside the Earth's core is called _____. Once it escapes and comes onto the Earth's surface, it is called _____.

2. Through what type of landform does magma escape?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When you think of the word lava you may get a general picture in your head of something hot and red. If you think you know even more about this stuff, you can test your understanding with these helpful quiz and worksheet questions. Each question will test you on a different lava-related topic that you will need to know, like where it comes from and its effects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you finish this quiz, you will know if you understand topics like:

  • Molten rock
  • Terms for different kinds of molten rock
  • Where lava comes from
  • Lava viscosity
  • Famous lava flows

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - you can answer these questions to make sure you remember basic facts about lava and related landforms
  • Defining key concepts - see how well you can define important terms related to lava, like molten and viscosity
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of lava to identify different stages of lava and famous examples of lava found around the world

Additional Learning

Learn even more about lava by reading the lesson called Lava Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts. You can read through this lesson to learn about:

  • What's under the Earth's surface
  • How lava comes out of the Earth
  • Features of lava
  • Where you can see lava