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Comparing the Surfaces of Earth and Mars is a Windows to the Universe Exploratour and provides information and images about different features found on the surface and the geography of both planets: continents, craters, volcanoes, plate tectonics, rocks, soils, water, and polar caps. Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system pertaining to the Earth and Space sciences. The objective ... 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, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Geology, Space science
 
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This United States Geological Survey (USGS) on-line publication discusses volcanic ash fall in terms of composition and effects. This report discusses the negative effects of volcanic ash fall on machinery, human health, weather and man-made structures, using the Mount Saint Helens eruption of 1980 as an example. The composition of volcanic ash is discussed, as well as ancient and modern ash falls ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Map, Photograph, Report
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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The Surface of the Earth is a Windows to the Universe Exploratour and provides information and images about landforms, plate tectonics, Earth's layers, the lithosphere, plates, moving plates, and the water cycle, . This tour also explains the formation of mountains, volcanoes, craters, rocks and minerals, the ocean floor, oceans, ocean levels, poles, rivers, lakes, and deserts. Windows to the Universe ... 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, Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Geology, Physical oceanography
 
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This Why Files short article discusses some new research on Yellowstone Caldera, a giant volcanic hotspot in Wyoming. Rock has been remelted inside the caldera. Using highly sensitive techniques to extract data from almost microscopic zircon crystals, two geologists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that over the past 2 million years, the giant Yellowstone volcano erupted at 700,000-year ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Map, Report
Subject: Geochemistry, Geologic time, Mineralogy or petrology, Natural hazards
 
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This resource presents three examples of lava domes, from Alaska, Japan, and Saudi Arabia, along with a 3D simulated view of Mt. St. Helens' lava dome. A diagram shows the progressive growth of Mt. St. Helens' lava dome from 1980 to 1983. A link leads to a thorough explanation of dome-collapse pyroclastic flows (nuee ardentes) and another leads to a numerical program of lava dome growth. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This United States Geological Survey (USGS) website explains volcanic gases and their effects on the Earth and its life. The report discusses gases trapped in magma below the Earth's surface as the driving force of volcanic eruptions. Types of gases, such as sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide, and their potential effects are described. A comparison of volcanic gas composition in three different volcano ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Photograph, Ref. material, In-situ dataset
Subject: Chemistry, 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 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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In this activity, students match photographs of igneous rocks with descriptions of their formation. There are also two teacher demonstrations that will help students to identify pumice and volcanic ash with graded bedding. Other pictures and descriptions are of breccia, columnar jointing in a basaltic lava flow, coarse grained granite, and phenocrysts in a porphyry. At the end of the activity students ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Presentation / Demo
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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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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