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This United States Geological Survey (USGS) publication discusses the historic and current monitoring of active volcanoes around the globe. Techniques to measure deviations in pressure and stress induced by subterranean magma movement, as well as other technologies, explain the ways in which researchers monitor and predict volcanoes. Case studies of volcanoes such as Mt. St. Helens, El Chichon, Mauna ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Book - text
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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On this website, Starting Point Teaching Collection explains the Distribution of Active Volcanoes exercise. This worksheet is intended to direct students working independently in a 6-week exercise on volcanoes within an online geology course. The exercise consists of a series of questions plus helpful links and a map. The students collect and plot data, then interpret the results and answer questions ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This site describes active volcanoes from around the world by using the volcano links from the Michigan Technological University and the homepages of observatories at active volcanoes. Each volcano section contains photo images, maps, and reference text. Some sections contain bibliographies, volcano reports, and video clips of lahars. The volcanoes are organized by the following geographic regions: ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Photograph, Index / Bibliography, Ref. material, Report
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This resource provides general information about volcanoes. It illustrates the growth of a volcano, using Paricutin and Mt. St. Helens as examples of an active volcano and a lava dome. The terms extinct and dormant are also discussed. This site provides an explanation of why and how volcanoes form, zones of subduction, mid-ocean ridges, and hot spots. Deadly dangers associated with eruptions are discussed ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Tutorial
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This United States Geological Survey (USGS) on-line publication highlights the volcanic hazards facing the people living on the Island of Hawaii. These hazards include lava flows, explosive eruptions, volcanic smog, earthquakes and tsunamis. This report discusses these hazards, the volcanoes of Mauna Loa and Kilauea, and the work of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory to monitor and issue warnings to ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This United States Geological Survey (USGS) fact sheet summarizes historical data (from 1760 to 1999) on 41 Alaskan volcanoes, using information drawn from the more thorough and comprehensive USGS Open-File Report 98-582. Summaries include the volcano type, location (latitude and longitude), location on USGS quadrangle map, and any information available about the dates of eruptions and type of volcanic ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Map, Ref. material, In-situ dataset
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This activity is an active simulation of an explosive volcanic eruption. The model volcano is a plastic 35 mm film cannister that erupts (the lid blows off) when gas pressure generated by dissolving alka seltzer is sufficiently high. It is realistic in that the timing of the eruption is difficult to predict precisely and in that the eruption occurs when the pressure of the gas exceeds the confining ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lab activity
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This world map shows the major plates and plate boundaries, including such notables as the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the San Andreas Fault, and the Java and Aleutian Trenches. The Pacific Ring of Fire is shown, including the Cascade Range. The location of major volcanoes is also depicted. A feature of this site is a black and white version that can be printed out for greater clarity. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Map
Subject: Geology
 
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According to theory of plate tectonics, Earth is an active planet -- its surface is composed of many individual plates that move and interact, constantly changing and reshaping Earth's outer layer. Volcanoes and earthquakes both result from the movement of tectonic plates. This interactive feature shows the relationship between earthquakes and volcanoes and the boundaries of tectonic plates. By clicking ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Map, In-situ dataset
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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This webquest provides a information and links explaining the different types of volcanoes, lava flow, volcano locations, and volcano damage. There are links for students to research their own questions and a vocabulary list. A teacher page contains associated lesson plan criteria. There are links to building volcano models, virtual volcano field trips, and a volcano quiz. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan, Photograph, Glossary
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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