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VolcanoWorld: Mount Saint Helens (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)
This section of VolcanoWorld contains details about the Mt. St. Helens volcanic eruption of 1980. Photos, personal accounts, and scientific information provide a look at before, during, and after the 1980 eruption. There is a section covering the eruptive history of the mountain, as well as the ongoing effects of the 1980 blast on the people, landscape, and wildlife of the area. A description of the geological events details the eruption, lateral blast, lahars, pyroclastic flows, tephra, and more. A virtual tour of climbing the volcano looks at the effects of the eruption as well. Other northwest volcanoes, such as Mt. Baker and Mt. Rainier, are also discussed. There is a section called the Living Lab Curriculum that looks at geology, human responses, and biology surrounding the eruption. The curriculum comes with instructional strategies and classroom supplements.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Curriculum
    • Field trip - virtual
    • Guide for instructor
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
    • Video
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Biology
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
RealPlayer plug-in
Needed for video clips only.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
VolcanoWorld is free and available to all.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-899
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: University of North Dakota