Cut-out 3D model of Soufrière Hills Volcano, Montserrat

The Soufrière Hills Volcano on the Caribbean island of Montserrat began erupting in 1995 and, in June 1997.

Pyroclastic flows claimed the lives of 19 people and led to two-thirds of the population fleeing the island.

This model (not to scale) shows how the volcano is formed from the subducting tectonic plates, and the lava dome with a pyroclastic flow coming from it.

Download and assembly instructions

  1. Download cut-out 3D model of Soufrière Hills, Montserrat Volcano model 3.25 MB pdf
  2. Print the two pages of the pdf to an A4 printer — heavy weight paper or card works best
  3. Cut around the two parts of the model — you may need to get an adult to help you
    1. Base
    2. Summit and crater
  4. Base: cut out the hole in the middle of the base. Fold along the thick black lines and glue tabs to make-up the model like a box lid. Allow to dry.
  5. Summit and crater: fold as per the images below and glue the tabs. Half the 'cone' points downwards.
  6. Glue the summit and crater to the base as per the image below. This is the tricky bit!

What you will need:

Making up the base Making up the base
Summit and crater assembled Summit and crater assembled
Finished model Finished model

Further information

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