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American Field Guide: Volcanoes, How Safe Are They?
This website integrates video footage and information with lesson plans and activities to teach students about volcanoes. Students learn about some of the most dangerous volcanoes, plot locations, research hazards, and assess risks presented by volcanoes. There are lesson plans for each activity with objectives, videos, pre-activities, materials, and discussion questions. There are worksheets, lists, and assessment pages available to download and links for further information.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Module / Unit
  • Visual:
    • Video
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Real Media or Windows Media plug-in needed for videos.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2001 Oregon Public Broadcasting and PBS
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-478
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
        • Origin and evolution of the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Oregon Public Broadcasting