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These simple diagrams of the structure and materials of a volcano show a magma chamber and define magma as molten rock that is located under the surface of the Earth, lava as the same material when it hardens on the surface, and tuff if it hardens in the air. A dike is described and a photograph of Devil's Tower in Wyoming is shown as an example of an ancient conduit. Other terms defined and depicted ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Tutorial
Subject: Geology
 
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This site lists the basic types of volcanoes: scoria cone, shield volcano, and stratovolcano. Each is described in terms of shape, composition, and eruption type, and links are available to additional information. Subordinate types listed include fissure eruptions, spatter cones, hornitos, and hydrovolcanic eruptions. The site also explains when a volcano is considered active, dormant, or extinct. ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This resource about Mount Shasta, a compound stratovolcano in the Cascade Range, features links to all aspects of the volcano, including its geographic setting, and geologic and eruptive history. Students learn that Mount Shasta dominates the landscape of northern California and is the largest stratovolcano of the Cascade chain at approximately 350 cubic kilometers. Mount Shasta hosts five glaciers, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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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 ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Tutorial
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This resource about Mt. Hood, a stratovolcano in the Cascade Range, features links to all aspects of the volcano, including its geographic setting, and geologic and eruptive history. Mount Hood, Oregon's highest peak, forms a prominent backdrop to the state's largest city, Portland. Links labeled 'Special Items of Interest' include information about volcanic highlights and features, and points of ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This resource about Mount Jefferson, a stratovolcano in the Cascade Range, features links to all aspects of the volcano, including its geographic setting, geologic and eruptive history, and historical information about it. The site explains that Mount Jefferson has erupted repeatedly for hundreds of thousands of years, with its last eruptive episode during the last major glaciation, which culminated ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This site contains information about Lassen Peak, a stratovolcano with a volcanic dome in the Cascade Range. The site features links to all aspects of the volcano, such as its geographic setting, and geologic and eruptive history. The site explains that it is one of the youngest major Cascade volcanoes and that most of the mountain is a single mass of dacite rock, emplaced in a relatively short time. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This resource about Mount St. Helens, a stratovolcano in the Cascade Range best known for its violent eruption in 1980, features links to all aspects of the volcano, including real time, online video cam and current seismicity, its geographic setting, and geologic and eruptive history. Students learn of an eruption in 1800 as well as extensive details of the 1980 event. Links labeled 'Special Items ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Map, Government portal, Clearinghouse
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This resource defines and describes composite volcanoes, stratovolcanoes, subduction-zone volcanoes and composite cones. The information is from different sources and therefore the site gives a broad picture of these forms. The shape of the volcano is described as a function of the type and frequency of eruption and its proximity to plate boundaries. Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This resource about Mount Rainier, a stratovolcano in the Cascade Range, features links to all aspects of the volcano, including its geographic setting, and geologic and eruptive history. Students learn that Mount Rainier is the highest and third-most voluminous volcano in the Cascades and that it dominates the Seattle-Tacoma area, where more than 1.5 million know it fondly as The Mountain. Also, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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