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Volcanic Cones and Eruptions
This site describes the three forms of volcanoes, which are cinder cones, the shield type and the composite or stratovolcano. The six major types of eruptions (Icelandic, Hawaiian, Strombolian Vulcanian, Pelean, and Plinian) are discussed. The site has diagrams and photographs to illustrate both the forms of the volcanoes and the types of eruptions and the relationship between them. The site also has links to goals, objectives, and materials and equipment for a hands-on activity dealing with the concept of viscosity.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Tutorial
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information are unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-005-688
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
        • Form and function
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Volcano World, Oregon State University
Department of Geosciences