|Kinds of Volcanic Eruptions|
At this site, different kinds of eruptions are compared with Hawaiian eruptions. Students will learn that volcanoes can erupt from vents on their summits or flanks, eruptions interact with water in submarine environments as new islands form beneath glaciers and in crater lakes, and volcanic eruptions can be classified by the character of the eruption, including the following types: basaltic flood, Hawaiian, Strombolian, Vulcanian, Peleean, Plinian, rhyolitic flood, ultravulcanian, gas, and fumarolic. As a result of this lesson, students will be able to recognize summit and flank eruptions, know the types of water-related eruptions, and describe different types of volcanic eruptions. The site contains seven activities that range in grade level from kindergarten to grade twelve, and a virtual fieldtrip to Crater Rim Drive.
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The copyright to A Teacher's Guide to the Geology of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is held by the Hawaii Natural History Association. Individual pages, including the figures and diagrams, can be reproduced for educational purposes only. Commericial reproduction is prohibited.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-005-318
This resource is referenced by 'Volcano World'
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