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The glossary has about 60 terms that are primarily types of volcanoes or vents, eruption types, and eruptive products. Clicking on a term displays a captioned photograph illustrating the concept and a glossary definition. Below the photgraph are related glossary terms and sometimes other information or photograph links. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal
Resource type: Photograph, Glossary
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Natural hazards
 
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Since the Hawaiian Islands were all created by volcanic activity, it is somewhat surprising that only the island of Hawaii now possesses any active volcanoes. Why did the volcanoes that built the other islands stop erupting and why are those on the big island still active? This video segment, adapted from a NOVA television broadcast, shows how plumes of hot material rise from the Earth's interior ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Video
Subject: Geology
 
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This resource offers, among other things, a collection of journal entries from scientists reporting on their personal experiences of the volcanoes of Costa Rica. Reference sections include an introduction to volcanoes and Central America, the anatomy of subduction zones, the source of volatiles, sampling volatiles, recycling elements, and isotope geochemistry (geochemical tracers). There is a short ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Map, Photograph, Video, Ref. material, Report
Subject: Geochemistry, Geology
 
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This portal provides access to educational materials produced by the Cascades Volcano Observatory. The items include news and current events, information on current activity of the Cascades volcanoes, and emergency information in the event of an eruption. There are also frequently-asked-questions features, a glossary, and links to reading materials such as fact sheets and reports of the United States ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This web page guides the user through the Pacific Mountain System geologic province, one of the most geologically young and tectonically active in North America. The generally rugged, mountainous landscape of this province, which includes parts of Washington, Oregon, and California, provides evidence of ongoing mountain-building. One map shows the plate tectonic setting of the Pacific Mountain System ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Physical geography, Structural geology
 
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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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The Global Volcanism Program (GVP) seeks a better understanding of all volcanoes through documenting their eruptions during the past 10,000 years and has created a comprehensive computer database and archive of relevant maps, photos, and documents. This website allows researchers to investigate a specific volcano's benefits and dangers. A map of volcano locations around the world, volcanic activity ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Email lists, In-situ dataset
Subject: Geology
 
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This collection of animations, demonstration projects, paper models, and other teaching tools is designed to aid in the understanding of geologic processes. Topics include sea-floor spreading and subduction, earthquakes, seismology, magnetometers, volcanoes, and wave types. Links are provided to other sites containing paper models (i.e., volcano, trilobite, nautiloid) and other geology and natural ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology, Natural hazards, Physics
 
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This National Park Service (NPS) site provides links to geology field notes providing information about National Parks, National Monuments, and National Recreation Areas that have to do with plate tectonics. The site also has illustrations and descriptions of different plate boundaries. The parks are divided into categories depending on which type of plate boundary they are located on. This includes ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Government portal
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report is a cooperative project between the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and the US Geological Survey's Volcano Hazards Program. The project provides up-to-date worldwide volcanic activity information. Users can access regional maps as well as a map of volcanoes discussed each week. New eruption information is provided ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Ref. material, In-situ dataset
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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