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Aerosol Lesson: Volcano Types
This activity has students research a list of volcanoes and then write detailed information they researched under a column that identifies that type of volcano - Cinder Cone, Composite, or Shield. Included are a worksheet and a collection of links to referential websites about specific volcanoes.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Structural geology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-006-282
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: NASA Langley ASDC User Services

Contact: Bruce R. Barkstrom
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)