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Piles of Fire: Student Page
This is the Student Page of an activity that teaches students how particle size affects the angle of a volcano's slope. This page has experiment procedures, a list of required materials, key words, a table in which to fill in the kind of particle, angle of repose, and the average particle size, and a graph of particle size versus the angle of repose. This activity is part of Exploring Planets in the Classroom's Volcanology section.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Please contact Linda Martel prior to reproducing activities and information found on this web site. For general educational purposes, we ask that the original URL and the Hawaii Space Grant Consortium credit is clearly marked on each page or portion used.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-004-007
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'Exploring Planets in the Classroom'
This resource is required by 'Piles of Fire: Teacher Page'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Linda Martel
NASA Hawaii Space Grant Program