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Savage Earth: Out of the Inferno - Volcanoes
This article, entitled Mountains of Fire, describes the relationship between the types of volcanic activity and plate movement and the connection between types of volcanoes and how they erupt. The article is supported by a video of an erupting volcano, a photograph of an eruption and an animation depicting pyroclastic flow and the formation of a composite volcano. It is also supported by three sidebars, called Volcanoes of North America, Montserrat: An Island Under Siege, and Volcanoes on other Planets. These sidebars also have videos or photographs to enhance their message.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Photograph
    • Video
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
Videos require Flash and QuickTime viewing software.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2004 Educational Broadcasting Corperation. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-006-089
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth in the solar system
        • Structure of the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
    • 9-12:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
        • Origin and evolution of the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Thirteen/WNET New York, Thirteen Ed Online