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In this activity, students explore how the movement of tectonic plates forms mountains, volcanoes, oceans, and earthquakes. It first describes the plates and the various types of interaction at plate boundaries. An interactive map of the world shows the relationship between plate boundaries and earthquakes, allowing the student to click on selected place to explore a volcano, mountain, hotspot or ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) is part of the Volcano Hazards Program of the U.S. Geological Survey. HVO's origins are rooted in a desire to use scientific methodology to understand the nature of volcanic processes and to reduce their risks to society. The website provides eruption histories and updates of Kilauea, Mauna Loa, Lo' ihi and other Hawaiian volcanoes as well as earthquake hazards, ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Photograph, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This activity has students plot the locations of active volcanoes on a world map to discover how these locations relate to the those of earthquakes and lithospheric plate boundaries. Students work in three groups, two of which plot earthquakes and the boundaries of the Earth's plates. The three maps are superimposed and students discuss the relationships. This activity has an objective, a list of ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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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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These aerial photography and satellite images show in detail extreme weather such as hurricanes and tornadoes, and violent upheavals of the Earth in the form of earthquakes and volcanoes, which often bring misery and destruction. They are all expressions of a living planet, still changing after billions of years of existence. Satellites help scientists understand the forces behind natural catastrophes ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Photograph, Video
Subject: Atmospheric science, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This Why Files article explores volcanoes and volcanic eruptions. Topics covered include: Alaska's Pavlof and its threat to jet engines; Mexico City's restless neighbor, Popocatepetl (El Popo); underground volcanic processes; modern forecasting of eruptions; various volcanic phenomena and features; large flood basalt areas around the world; California's volcanically active area, Long Valley Caldera ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Glossary, Report
Subject: Ecology, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This is the homepage of the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. It features news articles, monitoring information, status reports and information releases, and information on the volcanic history of the Yellowstone Plateau Volcanic Field. Users can access monthly updates with alert levels and aviation warning codes and real-time data on ground deformation, earthquakes, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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The rock cycle is an ongoing process in which rock, driven by tectonic processes such as volcanoes and earthquakes, the surface processes of weathering and erosion, and compaction, is created, destroyed, and recycled. This interactive feature introduces viewers to the processes which come into play as rock proceeds through the various portions of the cycle. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This lesson explores plate tectonics and helps students understand how mountains, earthquakes, and volcanoes are related to the movements of plates. Students will learn about the idea of continental drift and the theory of plate tectonics to ascertain a fuller picture of how land formations on the surface of the Earth are shaped by plates moving below the surface. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Geology
 
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This website contains information about the geology of Washington State, provided by the Division of Natural Resources (DNR). It includes details about geologic hazards, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, tsunamis, and coal mine subsidence; geologic mapping, including a geologic map of the state; mine reclamation programs and energy regulation; downloadable publications; geology of the state ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Lesson plan, Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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