Volcanoes & Videoconferencing

STEM Summer Workshop August 11
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The Challenger E-Mission site is at http://www.e-missions.net
Mt. Pinatubo Case Study begins at http://www.e-missions.net/om/3weeks/mtPinatubo.aspx
Mt. Pinatubo data in Excel spreadsheet
Volcanic eruption directions

Wikipedia online at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volcano . Click on extrusion for a brief explanation of the types of rocks formed by volcanoes.
Windows on the Universe is a good place for students (grades 4 and up) to start, online at http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/earth/interior/volcanos_general.html&edu=elem
The Why Files online at http://whyfiles.org/031volcano/index.html (grades 4-8) explains how volcanoes work, how predictions are made and is an EXCELLENT source of information for students. The site takes a good look at Mt. St. Helens and has excellent visual links.
National Geographic Explorer for Students Hot Spots article http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngexplorer/0405/articles/mainarticle.html and Yellowstone: A Supervolcano story at http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngexplorer/pioneer/0603/articles/mainarticle.html . The Kids Site has a quiz at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngkids/0106/volcano/ and links to volcano explorer in action. Search for others here and you will find more.
The Smithsonian has a great interactive website that includes plate tectonics and volcanoes called "The Dynamic Earth" at
http://www.mnh.si.edu/earth/main_frames.html .

This Volcano site http://www.cuca.k12.ca.us/rcms/smith/volcano/index.htm is also an excellent starting point for information. The links here are comprehensive and great for teachers.
Volcano World online at http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/ has been recently updated with more videos. Includes teacher pages, kids pages with virtual tours, games and stories (grades 2-3), current volcano news (eruptions), legends, US volcano parks, interviews, and Educator pages have lesson plans and information about minerals, gasses, building models, fact sheets, Mt. St. Helens, submarine and Hawaiian volcanoes. Much of the site is set up as a blog and is updated regularly and a great general resource.
Alaskan Volcano Observatory is online at http://www.avo.alaska.edu/ and operated by the USGS with other partners. Additional US volcano observatories are in the Cascades http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/home.html , Hawaii at http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/ , Long Valley http://lvo.wr.usgs.gov/ , and Yellowstone .
Information about current conditions of the Kashatochi Volcano, in the Aleutian Islands, and satellite images are online at http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/Kasatochi.php . Podcast (MP3) about the August 7, 2008 eruption is online at http://www.usgs.gov/corecast/podcasts/audio/ep59/20080808_59_Kasatochi_Volcano.mp3 .

John Seach's Volcano Live has links to the world's volcanos, photographs, eruption timelines and scientific synopsis online at http://www.volcanolive.com/index.html.

Terrax.org has a good text site for volcano information at http://terrax.org/projects/earth/volcano/volcano.aspx including write-ups about Mt. St. Helen, a glossary and a piece about the merits of volcanoes at

Especially for Teachers

Terrax.org website has complete lesson plans using the example of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens to teach about volcanic eruptions and the process of recovery after an eruption. Promotes skills in comunication, computer use, and presentation as well as group working skills. Comes in a one day or four day version. http://terrax.org/teacher/lessons/earth/volcano/volcanoplan.aspx

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Teach-nology has great resources on volcanoes at http://www.teach-nology.com

Volcano Building

Baking Soda volcano from MadSci Network online at http://www.madsci.org/experiments/archive/854444893.Ch.html
Baking Soda volcano in a soda bottle from John Seach online at http://www.volcanolive.com/model.html
Paper model and more from USGS online at http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/education/volcano/
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Black & white quicktime cutaway clip of volcano erupting from USGS online at http://neic.usgs.gov/ neis/education/volcano/volcano.mov
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