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Learn How Volcanoes work and What makes them erupt?

Volcanoes are openings on the Earth’s surface where LAVA escapes. Lava is another word for molten rock (magma) when it escapes above the Earth’s crust. In this lesson for Kids, we learn how volcanoes work, what makes them erupt, where the largest volcano in our solar system is, and much more.

What you’ll learn:

  • How volcanoes work
  • What makes volcanoes erupt?
  • The layers of the Earth
  • Olympus Mons (largest volcano)

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