Convection Currents Lesson and Activity



What are convection currents? This learning package will answer that question and grab your students’ attention and get them excited to read about the concept. This pack is loaded with relatable examples of convection currents, Google slides, engaging content, a low-prep STEM activityDoodle Notes, and a unique assessment tool.

Compare the mantle convection and the motion of magma to the motion of “lava” in a lava lamp. Examine convection currents in a lava lamp and compare them to the currents in the mantle. Learn how these powerful forces are shaping the planet and causing events like earthquakes. This comic creates a memorable real-life comparison!

This Convection Currents Learning Activity download includes:

Google Slideshow

  • Link provided in the PDF
  • The FULL comic is broken down into individual slides

Fully Colored Version

  • Perfect for projecting on front board
  • High quality for printing as a poster.

Black and White Version

  • Easily printable
  • Engaging to color

Basic Doodle Note Version

  • Fill-in-the-blank!
  • Use as guided reading or guided note-taking tool

Easel Activity

  • Doodle Notes in Easel Form
  • Perfect for your virtual classroom

Advanced Doodle Notes Version

  • Draw what you are learning!
  • Many words remain, but images are missing. Students draw them in.
  • Your artistic students will love this!

Create Your Own

  • A completely blank comic template.
  • Students can draw in vertical lines where they see fit.

Rubrics for “Create Your Own” Comic-

  • Two rubrics to serve as instructions for students and a grading tool for you.
  • Rubrics are adjusted to accommodate different learning levels.

Answer Key for Doodle Notes

Teacher Tips– Tips and instruction ideas for you!

Basic Doodle Notes version available HERE!


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Next Generation Science Standards

HS-ESS2-3 Earth’s Systems


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