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This presentation uses data from several eruptive episodes of Mount St. Helens in the 1980's to show the way in which a series of eruptions were accurately predicted by USGS scientists as far as 3 weeks before eruptive activity occurred. Several modules demonstrate the use of earthquakes and deformation of a volcano for predicting eruptions and allow you to predict an actual eruption of Mount St. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Module / Unit
Subject: Geology
 
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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 volcanoes site provides information about volcanoes as well as a classroom activity. There are video clips which show some of the features discussed, such as types of lava and eruptive styles. Topics covered by the text include how rocks melt, where and why volcanoes occur (plate tectonics), hot spots, volcanic hazards, forecasting eruptions and coping with risk. The classroom exercise involves ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Video, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards, Policy issues
 
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In spite of the unpredictability of volcanoes, scientists have learned to read the many signs they display prior to an eruption, in the hope of minimizing damage to lives and personal property. This video segment describes efforts of scientists at the Pinatubo Volcanic Observatory to read the signs presented by Mount Pinatubo, just before it unleashed one of the most powerful eruptions of the 20th ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Video, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This site presents a summary of current volcanic eruptions and images and videos of volcanoes on Earth. Discussions of the characteristics of volcanism on other worlds in our solar system are also presented and are accompanied by maps and imagery. Links to volcano observatories, parks, and monuments around the world are also included. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), General public
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph, Ref. material, Educational portal, Non-profit portal, Ask an expert
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This is the Student Page of an activity that teaches students how and why magma moves inside volcanoes by injecting colored water into a clear gelatin cast. The Student Page contains the activity preparation instructions and materials list, key words, and a photograph of the experimental setup. There is also an extension activity question that has students predict what will happen when the experiment ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geology
 
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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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This report summarizes the Volcano Hazards Program of the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Topics include its goals and activities, some key accomplishments, and a plan for future operations. There are also discussions of active and potentially active volcanoes in the U.S., the role of the USGS volcano observatories, prediction of eruptions, and potential danger to aircraft from volcanic plumes. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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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, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Video, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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Deep beneath the surface of Earth lies one of the most destructive and yet least understood of the natural forces on the planet: the super volcano. This radio broadcast presents discussions with scientists at Yellowstone National Park who are investigating this potentially devastating natural phenomenon. Yellowstone National Park is one of the largest supervolcanoes in the world. It last erupted 640,000 ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Radio broadcast
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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