The following Frame, Focus and Follow-up suggestions are best suited for middle school students using this video in an English language arts or science lesson. Be sure to modify the questions to meet your students' instructional needs.
What is Frame, Focus and Follow-up?
Frame (ELA) What is a simile? What is a metaphor? Can you give an example of each?
Focus (ELA) While watching the video, think of people, things or events that could be compared to the details you observe in the segment about Mount Kilauea. For example, what can be compared to the landscape, temperature, the scientists in their protective gear, and the lava and how it flows?
Follow Up (ELA) Based on your comparisons, generate a specific setting that can be compared to the scientists capturing lava samples. For example, could you draw a comparison between the scientist’s investigations and the explorations of astronauts on another planet? What about cooks preparing meals in a kitchen?
Frame (SCI) What natural wonders created the Hawaiian Islands?
Focus (SCI) As you watch the video, determine why scientists test lava samples from Mount Kilauea. What information can the composition of the lava provide?
Follow Up (SCI) How can the information from the lava samples be used to safeguard the communities located near the volcano?
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