|The Worlds Deadliest Volcanoes|
At this interactive site the student attempts to rate the eruption of a volcano according to the Volcanic Explosive Index (VEI). After seeing the step by step eruption of an actual volcano, the student is introduced to VEI scale, which includes a description of the eruption, volume of ejected material, plume height, eruption type, duration, total known eruptions with that VEI, and an example. Each factor is linked to a section where it is explained in detail. After evaluating all of the factors and rating them, the student selects a VEI number and clicks for feedback. The correct answer is given with an explanation.
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-005-360
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