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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
This website of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Park Service (NPS) is a source of geologic information about Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. It offers a virtual field trip through the area to learn more about cinder cone volcanics and the history of this region. General volcanic information includes an image gallery of the monument, a brief history of the eruptions in the area, volcano facts, and area earthquake and seismic information. There are links to a large glossary and more geologic details about this area.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Field trip - virtual
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Photograph
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Information presented on this web site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credit is requested.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-332
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
        • Understandings about sci. / tech.
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
    • 9-12:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'USGS Geology in the Parks'
This resource references 'What is Geologic Time?'
This resource references 'What on Earth is Plate Tectonics?'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Park Service, Geologic Resources Division


Publisher: United States Geological Survey
http://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov