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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.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Changes in earth and sky
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
        • Origin and evolution of the earth system
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'Volcano World'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Volcano World, Oregon State University
Department of Geosciences