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This page provides the answers to frequently asked questions about volcanoes. It is created by the United States Geological Survey. Topics addressed include: What Is A Volcano? Why Do Volcanoes Occur? How Do Volcanoes Erupt? Where Do Volcanoes Occur? When Will A Volcano Erupt? How Hot Is A Volcano? Can Lava Be Diverted? Do Volcanoes Affect Weather? What Types of Volcanoes are There? Which Eruptions ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal
Resource type: Ref. material
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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This site is part of GeoNet Internet Geography, a resource for pre-collegiate British geography students and their instructors. This page focuses on various aspects of volcanoes, including the main features of a volcano, types of volcanoes, the Ring of Fire, locations of volcanoes, volcanic flows, and case studies about specific volcanoes. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Case study, Illustration - scientific, Ref. material, Ask an expert
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This site describes where volcanoes are found in terms of plate tectonics and explains why they occur at those locations. S map shows that volcanoes are located mainly at plate boundaries. Then there are explanations for plate motion, mantle convection, and magma generation. The three types of plate boundaries are listed as divergent, convergent, and transform. There is also information about the ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Map, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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At this interactive site the student attempts to rate the eruption of a volcano according to the Volcanic Explosive Index (VEI). After seeing the step by step eruption of an actual volcano, the student is introduced to VEI scale, which includes a description of the eruption, volume of ejected material, plume height, eruption type, duration, total known eruptions with that VEI, and an example. Each ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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What causes volcanoes? What role do they play in the formation and maintenance of our planet? And is it ever possible to predict when and where they are about to erupt? This radio broadcast covers the science of volcanology; Earth's layers; the rising up of magma between tectonic plates; the difference between diffusive and explosive volcanoes; and the ongoing cooling of Earth since its formation, ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Radio broadcast
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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These lecture notes from a class on natural disasters discuss the characteristics of magma, how magmas form in the Earth, and types of volcanic eruptions. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Geophysics, 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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Volcanoes in the Solar System is a Windows to the Universe Exploratour and provides information and images about shield volcanoes, cinder cones, ash, lava, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Io, and the Moon. Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system pertaining to the Earth and Space sciences. The objective of this project is to develop an innovative and engaging web site that spans the Earth ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal, General public
Resource type: Tutorial, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph
Subject: Geology, Space science
 
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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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