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Through an electronic peer review assignment, students write a general summary of major hazards to humans in the vicinity of volcanoes. Then, students are provided a list of volcanoes and must choose one to determine what actions they would take to minimize the risks to a population. This activity is detailed on this Starting Point site, which includes its learning goals, context for use, teaching ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This in-class exercise, profiled on the Starting Point website, is intended to have the students discover plate boundaries based on the uneven geographic occurrence of geologic hazards. The website details the learning goals, teaching notes and materials, and context for this activity. It offers an extensive list of links to additional resources and materials for lecture on geologic hazards and plate ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Lesson plan
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This site from SERC's Starting Point features Gallery Walk questions about volcanism. The questions examine terminology, the relationship between magma viscosity, explosiveness, and volcano profile, volcano comparisons, volcanoes and plate tectonics, relationships between volcanic activity and the atmosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere, and disaster mitigation. The questions are organized according ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Atmospheric science, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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This website is the homepage for the United States Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO). The website covers a variety of information including CVO information, volcano descriptions, menus of interest and miscellaneous information. The site also contains numerous special features ranging from educational outreach to news and current events. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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VolcanoWorld has been a leading source of information about volcanoes since January 1995. Each year VW serves about 4 million different users, including grade school kids, teachers, college students, professors, researchers, government scientists and the general public. The homepage includes information on current eruptions, volcano descriptions, learning and adventures on volcanoes. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), General public
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph, Ref. material, Educational portal, Non-profit portal, Ask an expert
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This USGS web page contains images from the Mount Saint Helens eruptions. The site contains information about the 1980 eruption, activity before, during, and after and previous eruptions. The site also contains maps, current hazards reports, background information and more. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Map, Government portal, Clearinghouse
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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