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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 National Park Service (NPS) website highlights the natural resources of Lava Beds National Monument. Topics covered include animals (birds and mammals), plant information, environmental factors facing the park (air quality, fire regime, vistas, geological activity, nonnative species, weather), and natural features (caves and karst topography, geologic formations, soil, volcanoes and lava flows). ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Case study, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Geology, Soil science
 
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This article discusses how hydrothermal vents are formed and why scientists monitor minute temperature changes around them. It details the writer's personal account of preparing temperature probes to be deployed for a year-long study, an explanation of deep sea vents and their hydrothermal nature, and why they seem to spew black smoke. The thermometers prepared by the writer help monitor the currents ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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In this lesson covers the evolution of a volcanic island from origin to erosion. Students will be able to determine the relative ages of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, given their position in the archipelago and why these islands are so much smaller than the main islands of the Hawaiian chain. They will discover that volcanic islands form over a hot spot on the ocean floor and that islands form ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Physical oceanography
 
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This module studies the hazards posed by Mount Rainier, a mainland volcano near Seattle, Washington. The lessons explain the geographical context of Mount Rainier, how people prepare for the worst near the volcano (including hazard area identification and emergency and evacuation plans), hazards from eruption (tephra fall, lava flow, and pyroclastic flow), and hazards without eruption (sector collapse, ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Module / Unit, Map, Photograph, Index / Bibliography
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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These lecture notes provide an introduction to igneous rocks. The notes cover information about characteristics of magmas, plutonic rocks, volcanic rocks, and textures of igneous rocks. There are several illustrations within the text. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This is the Student Page of an activity that teaches students how particle size affects the angle of a volcano's slope. This page has experiment procedures, a list of required materials, key words, a table in which to fill in the kind of particle, angle of repose, and the average particle size, and a graph of particle size versus the angle of repose. This activity is part of Exploring Planets in the ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This site teaches students to determine how fluid a liquid really is by measuring its viscosity. The Teacher Page provides background information on viscosity and its relevance to volcanology (the viscosity of magma influences how it will behave in eruptions and lava flows), the formula for determining viscosity, an explanation of the experiment (procedures are on the Student Page), links to the Viscosity ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Natural hazards, Physics
 
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This United States Geological Survey (USGS) fact sheet is designed to educate visitors about safety in preparation for visiting Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii. This volcano has been erupting almost continuously since 1983 and is noted for its approachable lava flows; however, it undergoes many changes that can be unpredictable and life threatening. Topics include volcanic hazards such as bench collapse, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This article, from Earth: Inside and Out, provides insight into what scientists are learning about Mt. Rainier's volcanic past and future. It provides an overview of the nature of the work of Tom Sisson as a mountaineer and geologist with the Volcano Hazards Program at the United States Geological Survey, and the on-the-job hazards he faces. It explains how Sisson is creating a three-dimensional map ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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