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This text reports on the experiences of a science teacher who joined a research expedition to study deep sea vents in the Pacific Ocean. It offers an engaging and informative overview of topics including the peaks, valleys, and plains that form the floor of the ocean and the internal heat that cracks the crust and causes it to move along plate boundaries. It also explains why submarine volcanoes form ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Physical oceanography
 
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The Sleeping Mountain role playing scenario is part of the Starting Point Teaching Collection. In this scenario, students represent townspeople whose lives and livelihoods are endangered by an active volcano which may or may not erupt in the near future. They must debate whether to invest in or to abandon their town. The site outlines the roles and includes a description of the original, real volcano ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This homework exercise, which builds on knowledge gained in previous homework exercises located at the same site, asks students in an undergraduate class at Tulane University to answer some basic questions about volcanoes, and to determine the volcanic hazards associated with Mt. Rainier, Washington; Montserrat, West Indies; and Long Valley Caldera, California by searching the World Wide Web. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Problem set
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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These activities pertain to the value of the different types of images, including a false color mosaic, a Compressed Stokes image, a vegetation map and key, and various ground photographs. Students are given specific directions on how to decide what features of a radar image indicate such structures as upland forest, clear-cut areas, and roads. In a second activity, students look at the radar images ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Environmental science, Technology
 
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This site contains three radio broadcasts discussing: the Parkfield, California earthquake of October 2004; the Mount Saint Helens volcano; and the shortage of flu vaccine in 2004. The 15 minute Parkfield broadcast explains how the Parkfield earthquake was the most monitored earthquake in history. Scientists are studying the San Andreas Fault in the area. Data collected from the recent earthquake ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Radio broadcast
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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Through an electronic peer review assignment, students write a general summary of major hazards to humans in the vicinity of volcanoes. Then, students are provided a list of volcanoes and must choose one to determine what actions they would take to minimize the risks to a population. This activity is detailed on this Starting Point site, which includes its learning goals, context for use, teaching ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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Follow ocean explorations in near real-time, learn about ocean exploration technologies, observe remote marine flora and fauna in the multimedia gallery, review NOAA's 200-year history of ocean exploration, and discover additional NOAA resources in a virtual library. View current expeditions or take a look back at the archived ones. Most expeditions feature fact sheets, photographs, explorer logs, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Photograph, Video, Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography, Technology
 
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This section of VolcanoWorld contains details about the Mt. St. Helens volcanic eruption of 1980. Photos, personal accounts, and scientific information provide a look at before, during, and after the 1980 eruption. There is a section covering the eruptive history of the mountain, as well as the ongoing effects of the 1980 blast on the people, landscape, and wildlife of the area. A description of the ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Curriculum, Field trip - virtual, Guide for instructor, Photograph, Video, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Human geography, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This site from SERC's Starting Point features Gallery Walk questions about volcanism. The questions examine terminology, the relationship between magma viscosity, explosiveness, and volcano profile, volcano comparisons, volcanoes and plate tectonics, relationships between volcanic activity and the atmosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere, and disaster mitigation. The questions are organized according ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Atmospheric science, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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This site provides information about the effects of carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide volcanic emissions on global climate. Helpful diagrams depict the chemical processes involved in atmospheric cooling and historical examples are cited. The 1991 eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in used as a case study. The site also provides links to references cited and additional resources. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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