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A Teachers Guide to the Geology of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
This guide is designed for teachers, other educators, and anyone interested in volcanoes. Topics covered by this guide include plate tectonics, hot spots and mantle plumes, the evolution of Hawaiian volcanoes, volcanic landforms, landforms of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, lava, tephra, calderas, pit craters, minerals, magma, volcanic rocks, monitoring volcanoes, eruption types and details about Kilauea. Although the guide focuses on Hawaiian volcanoes, similar processes and features are observed at volcanoes around the world.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Guide for instructor
    • Lesson plan
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Mineralogy or petrology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
A Teachers Guide to the Geology of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a book published and copyrighted by the Hawaii Natural History Association. This material is a web version of the book. Individual pages, including the figures and diagrams, can be reproduced for educational purposes only. Commercial reproduction is prohibited.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-094
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Stephen R. Mattox
University of North Dakota

Publisher: University of North Dakota