WEBSITES ON EARTHQUAKES & VOLCANOES
Access these sites through your computer’s Internet connection. Open the underlined address. Information can be printed or downloaded to your computer. Be sure to follow links to other sites and find your way back with the “back” button.
All of the sites listed were active as of March 2011. The evaluation is by the AVA Center staff according to the amount of information given and its potential use in the classroom.
NOTE: Earthquakes and Volcanoes are part of the study of Geology. Be sure to check the Geology and Earth Science website list since there is a lot of overlap. Also check our Tsunami list for related sites.
ALL ABOUT NATURAL DISASTERSNEW!
A major site on volcanoes from the U.S.G.S. Includes current events, hazards assessment, Living with Volcanoes, NASA Images and much more. Excellent
DEADLY SHADOW OF VESUVIUSNEW!
ABC – A CHILD’S VIEW OF EARTHQUAKE FACTS AND FEELINGS
An online ABC book for children on earthquakes, their facts and the feelings we have about them. Includes a Parent’s guide and a Teacher’s guide. Excellent
A site from the Franklin Institute on earthquakes. Sections: Description, Causes, Occurrences, Impact and Links. Excellent
A site on earthquakes and tsunamis from History.com. Includes photos, videos, articles and more. Excellent
A page of links for students on earthquakes. Excellent
EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANOESNEW!
EARTHQUAKES FOR KIDSNEW URL!
An outstanding site for kids on earthquakes. Sections: Latest Quakes, Science Fair Project Ideas, Puzzles & Games, Today in Earthquake History, Online Activities, Earthquake Image Glossary, Earthquake Topics, Did You Feel It?, Learn More About Earthquakes, Cool Earthquake Facts, The Science of Earthquakes, Become an Earthquake Scientist, Ask a Geologist, Are You Ready?, and FAQ. Excellent
EARTHQUAKES – 42EXPLORENEW!
Basic information on earthquakes plus links and webquests. Excellent
FEMA FOR KIDS: EARTHQUAKES
A FEMA site for kids explaining earthquakes and telling them what they can do if they experience one. Sections: Shake with the Quake Story; Rumble Tumble Story; The Northridge Earthquake; Fact or Fiction?; Home Hazards Hunt; Historic Earthquakes; Tasty Quake (an activity where student simulate an earthquake using jello); Map of Earthquake Risk States; Earthquake Disaster Math; Disaster Intensity Scales; Water, Wind and Earth Game; and Jess & Sam’s Earthquake. Also includes a Photos section. Excellent
HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORYNEW!
Detailed information on Hawaii’s volcanoes. Includes webcams, videos and more. Excellent
“This website is an educational resource that describes the science behind volcanoes and volcanic processes.” Sections: Eruption Dynamics, Volcanic Landforms, Eruption Products, Eruption Types, Historical Eruptions, Volcanism on Other Worlds, Volcano Crossword, and Volcano Links. Also includes two animations. Includes self-tests. Excellent
IDEERS – ENGINEERING FOR
“The EERC at the University of Bristol has developed this Earthquake Engineering Competition challenging secondary school students to design and make small scale models of buildings that can stand up to strong earthquakes. You can make your own model, or run the competition in your school, and bring your models to be tested on the EERC shaking-table.” Although this competition is physically out of reach of students, it can be duplicated within the school setting. Excellent
LIFE ALONG THE FAULTLINE: LIFE AND SCIENCE IN EARTHQUAKE COUNTRYNEW INFO!
Information on the Loma Prieta earthquake and how earthquakes work. Sections: Live Eye on the Earth; Great Shakes; Quake Basics; Damage Control; and ActiveZone (includes activities, photos and more.). Excellent
MOVING THE EARTH – LESSON PLANNEW!
STROMBOLI ONLINE – VOLCANOES OF THE WORLDNEW!
A Swiss site with sections on the Stromboli and Etna volcanoes. Includes photos, virtual walks, expeditions, videos, interactive panoramas, volcanocams and more. Excellent
Information on volcanoes for students. Divided into Easier and Harder. Provides links to further information and several projects to complete. Excellent
THE VOLCANO INFORMATION CENTER
“The purpose of the Volcano Information Center (VIC) is to provide links to websites that are resources for data not contained in VIC and to inform the user about general volcanology in an organized way, including features of volcanoes, volcanic eruptions and volcanic hazards. Technical items are identified with a message that reads TECHNICAL REPORT.” Excellent
VOLCANO VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
A “virtual field trip” tours a volcano as students learn how they are formed, why they erupt and the forces at work. The Teacher’s Resources has lesson plans. Excellent
A site from the Franklin Institute on volcanoes. Sections: Description, Causes, Occurrences, Impact and Links. Excellent
VOLCANOES ONLINE – A THINKQUEST SITE
A student-created site on volcanoes. Sections: Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, Volcanic Database, Games, Comics, Teach, and Top Sites. The Games section includes a testing game and a crossword puzzle. The Teach section includes lesson plans. Excellent
ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORYNEW!
DISCOVER OUR EARTH – EARTHQUAKESNEW URL!
Information for teachers and students on earthquakes. Very Good
EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS – A COMPUTER ANIMATION AND PAPER MODELNEW URL!
EARTHQUAKE LEGENDS AROUND THE WORLD
Earthquake legends from India, Assam, Mexico, Siberia, Mozambique, Tennessee, West Africa, Mongolia, India, Latvia, Central America, Romania, and West Africa. Also a Turtle Tale. Very Good
Information on earthquakes including videos, photos and more from the National Geographic. See elsewhere for lesson plans. Very Good
– ONLINE EXHIBIT
An online exhibit on earthquakes. Sections: Basics, Seismographs, Plate Tectonics, Faults, Waves, Seismograms, Inside the Earth, History and Earthquake Safety. Very good for elementary student reports. Very Good
EARTHQUAKES THEME PAGENEW!
Links to resources on earthquakes. Very Good
FEMA FOR KIDS: VOLCANOESNEW!
Information for kids on volcanoes. Very Good
ITALY’S VOLCANOES: THE CRADLE OF VOLCANOLOGY
Extensive information on Italy’s volcanoes including: Mt. Etna, Stromboli, Vesuvius and several others. Sections include: Eruptive History, Geological History, Geological Evolution, Volcanic Hazards, and more. Very Good
MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY VOLCANOES PAGE
A site dedicated to the study of and mitigation of the effects on humans of volcanoes. Includes: What’s Happening Now?, Where Are Earth’s Active Volcanoes, Details of Recent Activity, Useful Links, Volcanoes of Canada, Links, Volcanic Hazards Mitigation, Central American Volcanoes, Remote Sensing of Volcanoes, Other Sites and Volcanic Humor: How to Cook with Lava. Very Good
MT. EREBUS VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
Information on Mt. Erebus, an active volcano on Ross Island, Antarctica. Sections: Mt. Erebus (facts); Science- Geology, Geochemistry, Deformation, Seismology, and Environmental Data; Multimedia – Live Video, Eruption Movies, Image Gallery, VR Movies. Very Good
THE “PLUS SIDE” OF VOLCANOES
Discusses the benefits of volcanoes and the energy they produce. Sections: Volcanoes and People; New Land; Fertile Soils; Geothermal Energy; Mineral Resources; Industrial Products; Business Opportunities, Spas and Resorts; and Recreation and Tourism. Very Good
PUBLIC EARTHQUAKE RESOURCE CENTERNEW!
Sections: K-12 Students and Curious People, K-12 Educator Resources, A Little More About Earthquakes, and Think You Felt an Earthquake? The Teacher Resources contains links and lesson plans. Very Good
THE SAVAGE EARTH
Companion site to the PBS program. Information on earthquakes, volcanoes, and the Earth’s crust. Includes articles, animations and videos. Sections: Hell’s Crust: Our Everchanging Planet, The Restless Planet: Earthquakes, Out of the Inferno: Volcanoes, and Waves of Destruction: Tsunamis. Very Good
SMITHSONIAN GLOBAL VOLCANISM PROGRAMNEW!
Information, links, videos, photos and more on volcanoes worldwide from the Smithsonian. Very Good
U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY VOLCANO HAZARDS PROGRAM
The U.S. Geological Survey’s official volcano hazards site. Includes Hazards, Observatories, Fact Sheets, Photo Glossary, Volcano Videos, and an Educator’s Page with online books and pamphlets, books to purchase and videos to borrow. Very Good
UPSEIS – AN EDUCATIONAL SITE FOR BUDDING SEISMOLOGISTSNEW!
“In the UPSeis web site, we'll be talking mostly about the science of seismology and earthquakes: where they happen, why they happen, and what kinds of problems they cause. We'll tell you things you may already know and some stuff you may have never thought about.”Students learn how and why earthquakes happen and how their intensity is measured. For junior high and up. Very Good
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP – KILAUEANEW URL!
A virtual field trip to Kilauea, Hawaii. Very Good
THE VIRTUAL TIMES – THE GREAT NEW MADRID
Accounts of the Great New Madrid earthquake in 1811-1812. Includes Eyewitness Accounts, Legend, General Description, Maps and Graphics, Current Seismic Work, Newspaper References, Institutions Involved with the New Madrid Fault Zone, Scholarly References, Photography of the Area and Miscellaneous. Very Good
A site for children on volcanoes with simple illustrations, activities and crafts. Very Good
A daily online newsletter with information about volcanoes and eruptions. Includes live cams, video, breaking news, photos, a glossary, famous quotes and much more. Very Good
VOLCANOES – CAN WE PREDICT VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS?
Good volcano information for teachers and students. Includes video clips. Sections: Introduction, Melting Rocks, Dynamic Earth, Judging Hazards, Forecasting, Coping with Risks and Related Resources. Very Good
VOLCANOES OF THE UNITED STATESNEW URL!
VOLCANOES – RESOURCES
A page of resources, lesson plans and activities. Section: Informational/Research Sites, Online Lesson Plans, Online Activities, Offline Activities & Lesson Plans, and Online Quiz/Glossary. Note: Also listed in Lesson Plans section. Very Good
VOLCANOES THEME PAGENEW!
Links to resources on volcanoes. Very Good
VOYAGE TO PUNA RIDGE
Join an international team of scientists on a 36-day ocean voyage to Hawaii's most spectacular volcano! Share the excitement of discovery as we explore a volcanic ridge three miles under the sea!” Includes: Science Factoids, Learning Activities, Daily Flashes (Reports), Teacher Journals, and a Media Gallery (photos). Includes lesson plans. Very Good
AMERICA’S VOLCANIC PAST
Search by state for volcanic activity in your area. Good
CENTRAL AMERICAN FIELD TRIP
Take a virtual field trip through photos and descriptions of Central American volcanoes. Good
CERI- CENTER FOR EARTHQUAKE RESEARCH AND INFORMATIONNEW! Earthquake information site for junior high and up. Good
THE DESTRUCTION OF POMPEII, 79 A.D.
A brief eyewitness account of the volcanic eruption which buried the Roman city of Pompeii in 79 A.D. Good
EARTH’S ACTIVE VOLCANOES
Lists Earth’s active volcanoes by geographical region. Clicking on each has location, type, air photos, topographical information, eruptive history and more. Good
EARTH’S UNTAMED ENERGY: EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANOESNEW!
Information on earthquakes and volcanoes for 7th grade students and up. Good
EARTHFORCE IN THE CRUST
“Learn where the earth quakes most often so that you know the greatest danger zones. Everyday, the EARTHFORCE is quaking somewhere. Browse these websites daily to see where.” Good
EARTHQUAKE FACTS AND FOLLIES
A set of 25 questions about earthquakes complete with the answers. Good
EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS PROGRAMNEW!
Site on earthquake reports and hazards from the USGS. Includes maps and reports of earthquakes in the past 30 days as well as other reports. Good
Daily news about earthquakes worldwide. Good
EARTHQUAKE PHOTOS FROM THE USGSNEW!
A collection of photos from the USGS. Good
THE EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS HANDBOOKNEW URL!
An online handbook from the Los Angeles Fire Dept on earthquake preparedness. Good
EARTHQUAKE VS VOLCANONEW!
A student-created site on earthquakes and volcanoes. “Would you rather live near an earthquake fault or a volcano? We wondered about that question and decided we needed to know more about these two natural disasters before we could make up our minds. Read about earthquakes from our resident Seismologists and volcanoes from our resident Volcanologists. After learning more about the topic, which would you choose?” Students in the class researched and created web pages to explain about earthquakes and volcanoes. Good
CNN’s earthquake articles, photos and video. Good
EARTHQUAKES CROSSWORD PUZZLE
A crossword puzzle on earthquakes from the NY Times. Good
EARTHQUAKES EXPLAINED – TEN SHORT ARTICLES FOR STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND FAMILIESNEW!
“Earthquake Science Explained is a series of short articles for students, teachers, and parents originally published as weekly features in The San Francisco Chronicle. This U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product presents some of the new understanding gained and scientific advances made in the century since the Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Concepts introduced in each feature are designed to address State and national science-education standards. Written by our scientists, the articles go beyond traditional textbook information to discuss state-of-the-art thinking and technology that we use today.”Good
“This page showcases videos and PowerPoint presentations available to help with teaching and learning about Earthquakes” Good
THE ELECTRONIC VOLCANONEW!
“The Electronic Volcano is a window into the world of information on active volcanoes. From here you can find many types of materials on active volcanoes worldwide, such as maps, photographs and full texts of dissertations and a few elusive documents. The Electronic Volcano will guide you to resources in libraries or resources on other information servers.”Good
Links from FEMA on earthquakes, earthquake hazards, what to do and more. Good
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT HAWAIIAN SHIELD VOLCANOES
A clickable map shows the location of Hawaiian shield volcanoes. Links give information about some of the volcanoes. Good
GEOLOGIC TIME SCALE METAPHORS – UNDERSTANDING GEOLOGIC TIME
“The classic analogy for illustrating the relative durations of parts of the geologic time scale is the yardstick: Imagine that all the earth's history is laid out on a yardstick. Recall that the original measure of the yard was the distance from the king's nose to the tip of his fingers. If one yard represents all of geologic time, then one swipe of a nail file across the tip of king's finger will remove all of human history...” A calculator to create your own metaphor for geologic time. Good
HAWAII CENTER FOR VOLCANOLOGY
Information on Hawaiian volcanoes. Sections: About HCV, Volcano Web Links, Membership, Hawaii Volcanoes- Geography, Formation, Loihi, Kilauea, Mauna Loa, Hualalai, and HCV Photo Gallery. Contains 10 very good photos. Good
JAPAN EARTHQUAKE MARCH 2011 VIDEO FOOTAGENEW!
Video footage of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011. Good
MAKE YOUR OWN SEISMOGRAM
“The Berkeley Digital Seismic Network is an array of high-dynamic range, broadband seismometers. Data from these instruments are transmitted continuously to UC Berkeley for processing and analysis. Using this form, you may create a seismogram for the station and channel of your choice.” Includes View Current Seismograms, See Sample Seismograms of Interest and Help with Make Your Own Seismogram. Good
Photos of a simple seismometer. Provides enough information to make your own. Good
NATIONAL EARTHQUAKE INFORMATION CENTERNEW URL!
NATURAL HAZARDS PHOTOGRAPHS – EARTHQUAKE & VOLCANO EVENTSNEW URL!
There are several ways to view these photos, Browse, Take a Quick Tour, or an Automatic Slide Show. Good
NATURE’S FURY – EARTHQUAKES
Information from the National Geographic on earthquakes. Sections: Introduction, The Phenomena, the Effect and the Science. Includes video clips, images and firsthand accounts. Good
NATURE’S FURY – VOLCANOES
Information from the National Geographic on volcanoes. Sections: Introduction, The Effect, The Phenomena, and the Science. Includes video clips, images and firsthand accounts. Good
NEVADA SEISMOLOGICAL LABORATORYNEW URL!
Photos of the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1993. Good
THE SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE, 1906 – EYEWITNESS TO HISTORY
A brief eyewitness account of the earthquake that destroyed much of San Francisco in 1906. Good
Information for students on earthquakes. Sections: Quiz, Globe, Accounts, Rebound, History, and Others (links). Includes animations. Good
USING THE RICHTER AND MERCALI SCALES
Shows the two scales of measuring earth movements and the impact of earth movement on people. Good
VIRTUAL MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO –
1906 EARTHQUAKE AND FIRE
Information on the devastating earthquake that almost destroyed San Francisco in 1906 and the subsequent fire. Includes newspaper clippings, a register of those affected, police reports, fire department reports, a timeline, relief and recovery efforts, photographs and more. Good
VOLCANISM AND VOLCANIC HAZARDS
Basic volcano terms and concepts. Good
VOLCANO ACTIVITIES AND FUN
A crossword puzzle, a word search puzzle, make a mobile and more. Good
A simple dictionary of volcanic terms for children. Good
VOLCANO EXPEDITION TO COSTA RICA
Follows a scientific expedition to the volcanoes of Costa Rica. “You will find detailed reports of research findings, video of scientists in action, and dramatic photographs of this spectacular tropical region.” Click on the calendar to see the daily log. Sections: The Expedition, Volatiles & Volcanoes, The People, In the Lab and Volcano Questions & Answers. Good
Maps to look up volcano locations. Good
You must save some villages from deadly lava flows by digging or adding land. Good
VOLCANO PHOTO GALLERY
Very good photos of volcanoes and eruptions. Good
“Located on the Big Island of Hawaii, 28 miles from Hilo at an elevation of 3700 feet, Volcano Village sits at the entrance to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home of Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes; Kilauea being the most active volcano on the planet. Kilauea has been erupting almost nonstop for 20 years.” This site has extensive photos of the eruption of Kilauea. Get current eruption conditions. Note: It also contains visitor information and more personal photos. Good
VOLCANO WATCH SATELLITE IMAGES
Satellite images of currently active volcanoes around the world. Includes animations. Good
VOLCANO’S DEADLY WARNING
A NOVA site. Sections: Volcanoes Talking (interview), Emergency Response Team, Anatomy of a Volcano (slideshow), and Seismic Signals (interactive). Includes a Transcript of the program. Good
VOLCANOES AND VOLCANISM
A Norwegian site on volcanoes includes photos and current eruptions. Includes webcams. Good
VOLCANOES CROSSWORD PUZZLE
A crossword puzzle from the NY Times on volcanoes. Good
THE WORLDWIDE EARTHQUAKE LOCATOR
“The World-Wide Earthquake Locator aims to provide up-to-date information and detailed dynamic maps of earthquakes across the world within a maximum of 24 hours of their occurrence. This web site also includes a database of past earthquakes, an animation of the past month's earthquakes, and statistical earthquake prediction.” Sections: Quake Report, Catalogue Query, Quake Animation, Quake Mapping and Quake Prediction. For junior high and up. Good
THE ACTIVE EARTH – LESSON
AMIDST THE RUBBLE OF RUINED CITIES: PROPOSING METHODS TO REBUILD COLUMBIA’S INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE WAKE OF A MAJOR EARTHQUAKE – LESSON PLANNEW URL!
BIG ISLAND POOL: IGNEOUS
ROCKS AND THE ANATOMY OF A VOLCANO – LESSON PLAN
A lesson plan for grades K-2 on volcanoes. “In this lesson, students will look at the anatomy of a volcano and the environment around it. Students will learn about the rocks that are formed when a volcano erupts—igneous rocks. Students will take a virtual visit to the Big Island Pool in Hawaii and see how forces of water (hydrosphere), wind (atmosphere), and geology (lithosphere) mold the Earth in which we live.” Excellent
BIG TROUBLE IN EARTHQUAKE COUNTRY – LESSON PLANNEW!
CAKE BATTER LAVA – ACTIVITY
An activity in which students use cake batter to simulate lava flow. “In this activity students will use cake batter to simulate surface lava flows. The experiment demonstrates many of the key features of a'a flows, though not of whole pahoehoe flow fields, which are fed by lava tubes.” Excellent
CONSTRUCTING EARTHQUAKE-PROOF BUILDINGS – LESSON PLANNEW!
EARTHQUAKE! – LESSON PLANS
“"Earthquake!" is a collection of lessons, activities, research ideas, and resource suggestions on the subject of earthquakes. The material in this set of lessons is only a sampling of the many activities that can be done on the subject of earthquakes. Most earth science textbooks discuss the subject, and many supplementary resources have been produced by independent groups and government agencies, such as the United States Geological Survey. A few of these resources are listed under Resources near the end of this teacher section.” For junior/senior high students. Excellent
EARTHQUAKE! - LESSON PLANNEW!
EARTHQUAKE-PROOF STRUCTURES – LESSON PLANNEW!
EARTHQUAKES: A WHOLE LOT OF QUAKIN’ GOING ON – LESSON PLANNEW!
EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANOES –
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on earthquakes and volcanoes. “As students learn to read maps, it is important that they learn how to compare maps that show different types of information. This activity asks them to compare maps of plate tectonics with population density maps and to analyze what these maps imply about the relationship between population and seismic hazards.” Excellent
EARTHQUAKES – CLASSROOM ACTIVITYNEW!
EARTHQUAKES? – EXPLORATORIUM LEARNING STUDIONEW!
EARTHQUAKES: GETTING READY FOR THE BIG ONE – LESSON PLAN
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on earthquakes. Sections: Objective, Materials, Procedure, Adaptation, Discussion, Questions, Evaluation, Extension, Suggested Readings, Links, Vocabulary, and Academic Standards. Excellent
EARTHQUAKES: LEARN FROM THE PAST, PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE – LESSON PLAN
A lesson plan on earthquakes for grades 9-12. Sections: Objective, Materials, Procedure, Adaptation, Discussion, Questions, Evaluation, Extension, Suggested Readings, Links, Vocabulary, and Academic Standards. Excellent
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSROOMS ON EARTHQUAKESNEW!
Several resources from the USGS on resources for use in the middle school classroom. Excellent
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSROOMS ON VOLCANOESNEW!
Several resources from the USGS on resources for use in the middle school classroom. Excellent
ERUPTING VOLCANOES LESSON
A lesson plan for grades K-2 on volcanoes. “This lesson presents volcanoes through the making of volcano models. While students are constructing their physical representations of volcanoes, they will be filled with questions about volcanoes as well as how to build their models. This process will provide students with a tangible reference for learning about volcanoes and give them a chance to problem-solve as they build their models.” Excellent
EXPLOSIVE FUN WITH VOLCANOES – LESSON PLANNEW!
GELATIN VOLCANOES – ACTIVITY
An activity in which gelatin is used to model volcanic landforms. “Gelatin, molded in bowls or bread pans, is used as transparent models of volcanic landforms. Colored water is used as the dike-forming magma. In this activity, dikes tend to propagate radially from the center of bowl-shaped casts of gelatin because the resistance to opening is the same in every direction. Dikes tend to parallel the long-axis of ridge-shaped (bread pan) casts of gelatin because the narrow dimension provides less resistance to opening than the long dimension. The dike opens in the narrow dimension and we see propagation in the long dimension. With a slow, steady injection rate, the colored water creates a dike and generally erupts from the flanks or ends of the gelatin casts. Edge-on, a dike appears as a line. When the gelatin cast is sliced through with a knife, dikes appear as red lines in the vertical, cut edges.” Excellent
GETTING FIRED UP: THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF HISTORIC VOLCANOES: EXPLORING FIRST-HAND AND SECOND-HAND ACCOUNTS – LESSON PLANNEW URL!
HAWAIIAN HOT SPOTS – LESSON PLANNEW!
THE IMPACT OF NATURAL
HAZARDS AROUND THE WORLD – LESSON PLAN
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on natural hazards. “This lesson is designed to help students understand that the negative consequences of natural hazards can be reduced if we understand our vulnerability to learn to prepare for them.” Excellent
LAVA LAYERING – ACTIVITY
An activity that uses baking soda and play dough to model lava flows. “The focus of this activity is on the patterns of lava flows produced by multiple eruptions. We use a short cup to hold the baking soda because we are looking at the flows and not at constructing a volcano model. Volcanoes, like those so familiar to us on Earth and Mars, are not present on the Moon. Three well-known areas on the Moon interpreted as important volcanic complexes are: Aristarchus plateau, and the Marius Hills and Rumker Hills (both located in Oceanus Procellarum). These areas are characterized by sinuous rilles (interpreted as former lava channels and/or collapsed lava tubes) and numerous domes.” Excellent
LIVING IN EARTHQUAKE COUNTRY – TEACHING BOXNEW!
“This resource is an online assemblage of related learning concepts that focuses on teaching students about how and why earthquakes cause damage. This damage may take the form of landslides, liquefaction, or structural failure. Living in Earthquake Country explores seismic waves, the predictability of earthquakes at specific locations, the difference between magnitude and intensity, the occurrence of earthquakes along patches of planar faults (they are not just a single point, but have lengths and widths), and the potential damage caused by earthquakes. At the conclusion, students are asked to select the best place to live in the San Francisco Bay Area. They will justify their selection by using the knowledge gained through this exploration.”For grades 6-12. Excellent
MODEL VOLCANOES LESSON PLAN
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on volcanoes. “In this lesson, students will explore volcanoes through the making of models and reflect upon their learning through drawing sketches of their models. As most students have never actually seen a volcano, this is an area of learning that remains fairly abstract. Making models of volcanoes provides students with a means to make the unfamiliar more familiar. “Students can begin to formulate their own models to explain things they cannot observe directly. By testing their models and changing them as more information is acquired, they begin to understand how science works.” (Benchmarks for Science Literacy p.268.) As they make their volcanoes, students will hypothesize, test, problem-solve and discover various concepts related to volcanoes.” Excellent
MODELING AN ACTIVE VOLCANO – CLASSROOM ACTIVITYNEW URL!
MUSICAL PLATES – A STUDY OF
EARTHQUAKES AND PLATE TECTONICS – CURRICULUM
“Musical Plates has four Core Activities that will teach students how to access and interpret Real-Time earthquake and volcano data and to how use the information to solve a real world problem. Each of the core activities is designed to be used in a 45 minute class period, although this may depend on the grade level of your students. Additionally, students will need a small amount of class time (approximately 5 minutes) every day for a couple of weeks to record current earthquakes.” The Teacher’s Guide includes three sections: Using Real-Time Data on the Internet, Lesson Plans and Implementation Assistance. Recommended for upper elementary to high school students. Outstanding. Excellent
NATURAL HAZARD RISKS IN THE
UNITED STATES – LESSON PLAN
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on natural hazards. “Students have probably studied natural hazards (e.g., earthquakes or hurricanes) in elementary school. This lesson continues their education on this topic by asking them to examine specific locations of high risk for various natural hazards, to assess why these hazards exist where they do, and to investigate what towns and cities are doing to prepare for a natural disaster. In the process, students will practice their research and map-analysis skills.” Excellent
NEW BAY BRIDGE: BRIDGE TO CLASSROOM – DESIGNING BRIDGES TO WITHSTAND EARTHQUAKES – LESSON PLANNEW URL!
Includes three learning modules on designing bridges to withstand earthquakes. Quake Country, Engineering for Earthquakes, and 2 Miles & 2,000 Hands. Excellent
PILES OF FIRE – ACTIVITYNEW URL!
An activity in which students see that particle size affects the angle of a volcano’s slope. “Review and prepare materials listed on the student sheet. Select three differently-sized, but similarly-shaped materials for this activity. Using barley and beans is very easy and light but can be expensive. Sand and gravels work well, but make sure that the sand is dry and that the gravels are well sorted into two distinct sizes. In Class The materials will create cones whose sides have various angles. This angle is called the angle of repose. The larger pieces will make steeper-sided cones, and the smallest pieces will make shallow-sided cones.” Excellent
PLATE TECTONIC EXPLORATION WITH GOOGLE EARTH – LESSON PLANNEW!
SEISMIC SLEUTHS: EARTHQUAKES – A TEACHER’S PACKAGE FOR GRADES 7-12
A downloadable package on earthquakes for grades 7-12. “This package provides middle and high school teachers with information about the causes and effects of earthquakes. Activity sheets for students and background materials for teachers are provided in each of the volume’s six units. The units assess students’ knowledge about earthquakes and provide information about preparedness and emergency management; discuss the causes of earthquakes, including crustal stresses and the earth’s structure, and their effects; present information on seismic waves and the development of seismology and instruments used to measure an earthquake’s magnitude; explain the effects of earthquakes on buildings and earthquake-resistant design techniques; and discuss earthquake preparedness and the reactions of different populations to historical earthquakes. The last unit provides a variety of summary and assessment activities and additional resources. The CD–ROM (FEMA 253CD) contains the curriculum supplements that provide teachers with background materials and activity sheets.” You can download the entire packet or just parts. Excellent
THERE’S A WHOLE LOT OF SHAKIN’ GOIN’ ON: EARTHQUAKE LESSONS ON THE NET
Lesson plans and activities on earthquakes. Note: Click through the pop-up ads to get to the lessons. Excellent
THE THREE LITTLE PIGS IN EARTHQUAKE LAND – LESSON PLAN
A lesson plan for grades K-2 on earthquakes. “This lesson teaches students some of the basics of earthquakes and volcanoes. It also asks them to think about how people living in cities and suburbs must plan ahead by constructing sturdy buildings and preparing their homes and themselves for the possibility of a natural disaster. Students will therefore be introduced to some basic concepts of physical geography, as well as some of the ways in which the physical environment affects people's lives.” Excellent
TREMOR TROOP: EARTHQUAKES –
A TEACHERS PACKAGE FOR GRADES K-6
A downloadable package on earthquakes for grades K-6. “This teacher’s package for grades K-6 provides ready-to-use, hands-on activities for students and teachers on the science of earthquakes and earthquake safety. This edition contains assessments throughout the units, matrices linking activities to the National Science Education Standards, and a new glossary. Four of the five units are divided into levels by grades: Level 1, for grades K-2; Level 2, for grades 3-4; and Level 3, for grades 5-6. The lessons introduce how earthquakes are defined, why and where earthquakes occur, the physical results of earthquakes, and how earthquakes are measured. The fifth and final unit addresses earthquake safety and survival and includes activities for students in all grades K-6. At the end of each unit, ready-toreproduce masters are provided for classroom use.” You can download the whole package or just parts. Excellent
UNDERSTANDING EARTHQUAKES – TEACHING UNIT NEW!
Information on earthquakes including links and lessons by grade level. Excellent
UNDERSTANDING: VOLCANOES – LESSON PLAN
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 from Discovery on volcanoes. Sections: Objective, Materials, Procedure, Adaptation, Discussion, Questions, Evaluation, Extension, Suggested Readings, Links, Vocabulary, and Academic Standards. Excellent
U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY – VOLCANOES – LESSON PLAN NEW URL!
A collection of lessons on volcanoes for grades 4-8. Excellent
THE VOLCANO FACTORY – RING
OF FIRE EXPEDITION – LESSON PLAN
A lesson plan for grades 5-6 on the Mariana Arc and volcanoes. “Students will be able to explain the tectonic processes that result in the formation of the Mariana Arc and the Mariana Trench. Students will be able to explain why the Mariana Arc is one of the most volcanically-active regions on Earth.” Excellent
VOLCANO HAZARDS: DESCRIBING
A DANGEROUS MIX – LESSON PLAN
A lesson plan on volcano hazards for grades 9-12. “In this lesson, students will work cooperatively to become "Volcano Hazards Experts." Groups will research and create posters illustrating dangers from volcanic eruptions, as well as determine the dangers of specific volcanic eruptions. They will present their research to the class. Finally, students will write about a specific volcanic eruption and present their work orally.” Excellent
“In this lesson you will use the Internet to research information on volcanoes and then write a report on your results.” Sections: Introduction, Volcano Terminology, Volcanic Places in the USA, Volcanic Places on Mars, and Research Project. The Research Project lays out the task and has the links to resources. Excellent
VOLCANOES – LESSON PLAN
A lesson plan for 5th grade on volcanoes. “Students will learn many things about volcanoes, including what causes them to erupt, the dangers that they pose, the benefits that they provide.” Includes creating a salt dough volcano and other activities. Excellent
A problem-solving module in which students must create possible solutions. There are four “Situations”. Sections: Situations, Yellowstone Information, Kilauea Information, Mount Hood Information, Orting Information, Volcanoes & the Earth, Narrative of the Mt. St. Helens Eruption, Living with Volcanoes, Volcanology and Analyzing Volcanoes. Includes Teacher’s Guide. Outstanding. Excellent
VOLCANOES TEACHER PACKET – LESSON PLANS NEW!
For grades 4-8.
“Volcanoes is an
interdisciplinary set of materials for grades 4-8. Through the story of the
1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, students will answer fundamental
questions about volcanoes: "What is a volcano?" "Where
do volcanoes occur and why?" "What are the effects of volcanoes on
the Earth system?" "What are the risks and the benefits of living near
volcanoes?" "Can scientists forecast volcanic eruptions?"
This teaching packet reflects the goals of the National Science Education Standards developed by the National Research Council. These standards recommend that middle school students be able to understand the Earth as a system. By learning about volcanoes, students will understand that the Earth comprises interacting components, or subsystems: the geosphere and the biosphere. In turn the geosphere comprises the lithosphere, the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, and the cryosphere. (fig. 1) These lessons show how the eruption of Mount St. Helens affected all of the Earth's subsystems.” Excellent
WHEN DISASTER STRIKES –
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on natural disasters. “In this lesson, students examine the ways major industries are affected by and respond to a natural disaster. They then interview local representatives of these industries on how they prepare for and manage such disasters and create emergency disaster guides for their community.” Excellent
WHOLE LOTTA’ LAVA: CREATING VOLCANOLOGY REPORTS MODELED AFTER METEOROLOGICAL NEWS SEGMENTS – LESSON PLAN NEW URL!
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on volcanoes. “In this lesson, students learn about the most recent research in the field of volcanology. They then synthesize their knowledge by creating and presenting reports about currently active volcanoes around the world.” Excellent
THE ADVENTURES OF TERRY THE
TURTLE AND GRACIE THE WONDER DOG – A STORYBOOK FOR GRADES 3-6
A downloadable storybook on earthquake safety for grades 3-6. “This storybook for children in grades 3-6 relates the adventures of the safety-conscious mayor of Shakeyville (Terry the Turtle) and a group of safety volunteers who meet with students at the local elementary school to teach them about earthquake safety. The students discover the importance of earthquake safety and preparedness. Included are suggestions for creating a disaster kit, illustrations of what to do if an earthquake happens (Drop, Cover, and Hold), and a list of resources.” Very Good
BLAST FROM THE PAST – LESSON
A lesson plan for 5th grade on volcanoes. “To give students the opportunity to explore a subject that is very popular with them - volcanoes. After discussing plate tectonics, students will research to locate information about volcanoes in the world. They will use this information to create a "newspaper" reporting the eruptions.” Very Good
CANDY QUAKES – LESSON PLAN
A lesson plan for 8th grade students which uses candy to model various processes in earthquakes such as compression and layering. “Using a candy bar, gum, and Twizzlers, students will demonstrate the effects of deformational forces on the earth's crust.” Very Good
EARTH SCIENCE HANDS-ON
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND LESSON PLANS
A page of links to classroom activities on earthquakes and volcanoes. Check out the Earthquakes page, too. Very Good
“This activity illustrates how seismic waves are used to determine the magnitude of an earthquake and to locate its epicenter.” An inquiry based activity shows how seismic waves are used to determine the epicenter of an earthquake and determine its Richter scale. Very Good
LIVING LANDSCAPES: ARE YOU
A DISASTER? – LESSON PLAN
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on natural disasters and the impact they have. “In this lesson, students will compare the impact of different types of disasters on the lives of the people affected by them. This assignment will require students to create a model using their own art supplies for homework. It is best done over two or more days. Students will use the Living Landscapes exhibit in Xpedition Hall for this lesson.” Very Good
THE POWER OF FIRE – LESSON
A lesson plan for elementary students. “Become a natural-hazard mapper! Figure out where people face danger from earthquakes and volcanoes, and create a map showing where these natural hazards may occur.” Very Good
PREPARE YOURSELF – LESSON
A lesson plan for grades K-2 on natural disasters. “This lesson introduces U.S. students to natural hazards that occur across their country and in their home region. Students will learn where tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes, or severe thunderstorms are likely to occur and will find out which type of event is most likely to happen near their home. They will practice some safety steps and will make signs to educate other kids and adults about these precautions.” Very Good
SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL – LESSON PLAN
A lesson plan for grades 4-5 on volcanoes. “Over time, volcanoes all over the world have caused the earth to change. Using various activities, research, and dynamic media, students will discover what causes volcanoes to erupt. They will learn different volcanic shapes and how volcanoes are predicted.” Very Good
TEACHING IDEAS: THE
EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI IN JAPAN (MARCH 2011)
Information, links and articles about the disaster in Japan. “Here are some resources for teaching about the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan, including the latest Times articles and multimedia, related lesson plans and other materials from The Learning Network, and ideas from around the Web.” Very Good
VOLCANOES AND EARTHQUAKES – TEACHER’S GUIDE
“After reading a summary about earthquakes and how they occur, students pose as investigative reporters and create news stories about recent earthquakes. Students then create storyboards to illustrate their stories and present them in a “broadcast” format to the class.” For upper elementary students. Very Good
VOLCANOES – RESOURCES
A page of resources, lesson plans and activities. Section: Informational/Research Sites, Online Lesson Plans, Online Activities, Offline Activities & Lesson Plans, and Online Quiz/Glossary. Note: Also listed in Websites section. Very Good
WHAT’S SHAKING? – LESSON
A lesson plan for 6th grade students on earthquakes. “This lesson is a mini-unit on earthquakes. Students will watch videos, complete drawings and diagrams, and work in collaborative groups as they investigate such things as faults and the causes and effects of earthquakes. Students will also learn about seismic waves and how earthquakes are measured.” Very good
EXERCISE: DESIGNING STRUCTURES TO PERFORM WELL DURING AN EARTHQUAKE –
A classroom activity for middle school and up on designing a structure to hold up during an earthquake. “Did you ever notice that after an earthquake some structures have a lot of damage while others have little? There are different factors that affect how structures perform during an earthquake.” Good
EARTHQUAKE SAFETY ACTIVITIES
FOR CHILDREN AND TEACHERS
A downloadable publication from FEMA on earthquake safety for students and teachers. Good
EARTHQUAKE QUIZ – PRINTABLE
A printable quiz on earthquakes. Good
EARTHQUAKE SLIP CLASSROOM
A classroom activity for grades 7-9. “Earthquakes can provide a useful context for teaching or reviewing many basic physics concepts, such as sliding and static friction, forms of energy and conversion from one form to another, and the elastic properties of materials. Conducting the following lesson provides an opportunity for students to work cooperatively together, develop and test a hypothesis, make measurements, and write a short report on the results with graphs.” Very Good
EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANOES –
A printable on earthquakes and volcanoes for grades 3-8 showing where they are most likely to occur. Good
PLOTTING EARTHQUAKES – ACTIVITY
An activity for senior high students in which students plot earthquakes on a world map. Good
STAY SAFE IN AN EARTHQUAKE
– LESSON PLAN
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on earthquake safety. “To stay safe before, during and after an earthquake, children and their families need to identify and remove hazards. They also must know what to do when an earthquake strikes.” Good
TYPES OF VOLCANOES – LESSON
A lesson plan for grades 9-10 on the three types of volcanoes. “In this lesson, students will learn about three different types of volcanoes (cinder cones, composite, and shield).” Good
VOLCANOES – LESSON PLAN
A lesson plan for grades 3-4 on volcanoes. “The students will be able to observe the reaction from the vinegar mixture as it builds up in the volcano until it emerges from the top and spills over the sides.” Good
EARTHQUAKE! – WEBQUEST
A webquest for 6th grade students on earthquakes. “Students' jobs in this WebQuest are to participate in a classroom team through fun, exploration, learning, and scientific and geographic discovery. Each team of students will complete the tasks and learn about earthquakes by fulfilling a particular role and meeting certain responsibilities. The hyperlinked teacher sites will provide still more information, direction, and lesson plans that will enable the teacher to facilitate this project successfully.” Excellent
A webquest for grades 9-12 on earthquakes. “During this project you will become familiar with earthquakes, their probability, the physics behind it, how their measured, and public health issues resulting from earthquakes” Excellent
THE FORCES OF NATURE WEBQUESTNEW!
A webquest for intermediate students on earthquakes, volcanoes and plate tectonics. “Your task is to find and read information about volcanoes and earthquakes and answer the questions. The class will be making an earthquake and volcano vocabulary notebook. A letter of the alphabet will be assigned to you. Keep this letter in mind as you visit the earthquake and volcano web sites. You will design a page for each. Visit the diamante poetry web site to discover how to write a diamante poem. With the knowledge you gain from this web quest, you will write two diamante poems; one about earthquakes and one about volcanoes. Make a visual for each poem. At the end of this web quest, you will decide which force of nature, volcanoes or earthquakes, is the most destructive and why. Be sure you read the information carefully as you go along.” Excellent
A webquest for grades 7-12 on Kilauea. “Use the Resources Below to find the answers to these sample questions. What is a volcano? What causes volcanoes to form? Are there different types of volcanoes? What is the relationship between earth quakes and volcanoes? What does plate tectonics have to do with volcanoes? What are the parts and structure of volcanoes? What are the risks to people and property from volcanic eruptions? Can we predict when a volcano will erupt? What role have volcanoes played in the evolution of life on the planet?” Excellent
LONELY LAVA LANDFORMS WEBQUEST
A webquest for middle school students lava landforms. “Learn about volcanic landforms. Find out about a specific volcanic area. Create an advertisement to encourage people to visit this area.” Excellent
QUAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL – WEBQUESTNEW!
A webquest for 8th grade students on earthquakes. ”It is your responsibility, as members of the National Disaster Taskforce for the Quakeville News Team, to help the community of Quakeville understand earthquakes and how to be safe in the event of future quakes. As a team you will be creating a broadcasted special about earthquakes. This special should be informative for all of Quakeville's citizens including information about equipment used to detect earthquakes, causes of earthquakes, history of earthquake damage and earthquake safety. You will also be responsible for designing and producing pamphlets about earthquakes and earthquake safety to be distributed among the community members. Your taskforce must become experts in the field of earthquakes in order to be successful at this task. Good Luck!” We found a couple of broken links. Excellent
SHAKE, RATTLE AND EARTHQUAKEPROOF – WEBQUESTNEW!
A webquest for 8th grade students on earthquakes. “Late in the year of 2006, Hawaii was hit by a large earthquake. Although earthquakes are not a rare thing, earthquakes are rarely felt that strongly here in Hawaii. The damage that can be caused by an earthquake can range in the millions of dollars. Many lives can be lost and injuries be caused by these natural disasters.
The Kihara Construction Group has been getting a lot of calls recently about building new buildings that are made to be earthquake proof. This is really troubling since this is the first time that the company has ever had someone asking about it. The company has hired a bunch of groups to discover what are the best designs for buildings that are strong and stable enough to survive earthquakes that can be built here in Hawaii?’ Excellent
SPAGHETTI EARTHQUAKE WEBQUESTNEW URL!
A webquest for middle school students on earthquakes. "Have you wondered why this WebQuest is called "Spaghetti Earthquake"? Each team will design, build, and test a model structure made out of uncooked spaghetti sticks. Your model will be tested on a specially built earthquake machine. This machine simulates the stresses that occur during earthquakes. Your model should be able to withstand a 10 second earthquake without collapsing. You will be competing against other companies (teams) by attempting to build the best structure. You and your teammates will give a brief presentation prior to the final test. In this report you will discuss your Internet research and how it helped you design your structure." Excellent
A webquest on volcanoes for 4th grade students. “This Volcano WebQuest will be your guide. It will guide you on a Journey through the WorldWideWeb. If you arrived at this site on your own, don't turn away. Come on in. There are many interesting things to learn about volcanoes. You are probably interested in volcanoes or you wouldn't be surfing the web looking for information. Use the links from this site to go to where you want to go. This site is written for kids 9 to 99! As long as you think big explosions and oozing magma are interesting, then you are in the right place.
If you're the kind of person who likes to dive right into something before you find out what is expected, that's OK too. Take a look at our LINKS & RESOURCES, poke about and get your feet wet before you join the rest of this WebQuest.
If you arrived here because you are studying volcanoes in school - GREAT! You next step is to go to find out your TASK. Once you have done that, read about the PROCESS. And of course you know that teachers always mark everything ;-), so you might as well take a look at EVALUATION. When you are all done, take a look at our CONCLUSION to see if you have learned some of the things that we hoped that you would.” Excellent
VOLCANOES – WEBQUESTNEW!
VOLCANOES AND EARTHQUAKES – WEBQUEST
A webquest on earthquakes and volcanoes for 6th grade students. “A volcano and earthquake area is discovered near your hometown. It is your job to find out as much as you can about these two natural disasters and submit a report to the mayor of the town about your findings. It is your job to educate the citizens of your town on volcanoes and earthquakes. For more information on what exactly to include in your report to the mayor, head on over to the Process.” Note: We found one broken link on this site. Excellent
VOLCANOES AND THE RING OF FIRE – WEBQUEST
A webquest for junior high students on volcanoes. “Your job in this WebQuest is to explore the active volcanoes of the world and discover how these volcanoes are related. In order to do this, you first will have to learn a little about plate tectonics, and about what happens when plates collide on Earth’s surface. You will learn about three different types of plate boundaries, and what kinds of volcanic activities are associated with each type. You will describe the plate boundaries located along the edges of the Pacific Ocean and identify an area known as the ring of fire. Then you will list information in a table on at least five active volcanoes from the ring of fire. Finally, you will draw a simple map of the ring of fire area and identify each of the volcanoes in your table on the map.” Excellent
VOLCANOES MEXICANA WEBQUEST
A webquest for grades 4-7 on volcanoes in Mexico. “Students will participate in a virtual reality tour by the use of my web pages to explore and learn about volcanoes in Mexico.” Excellent
A webquest for high school students on earthquakes. “You have been hired by the mayor and the town board of a town that lies near an earthquake zone. Your job is to train and come up with solutions to protect the town's people and structures from an impending earthquake!” Very Good
MT. VESUVIUS WEBQUESTNEW!
VOLCANOES VS EARTHQUAKES – WEBQUESTNEW!
A webquest on volcanoes and earthquakes for 8th grade students. “You have been chosen to help a newly wed couple decide where to buy their new house. The only problem is they only have two choices. One is in a volcano zone and the other is in an earthquake fault! How will you help me choose? Perhaps you want to know whether earthquakes or volcanoes are more powerful. Or how often earthquake and volcanoes occur. Maybe you need to determine why earthquakes and volcanoes occur. There is a lot of information you are going to need to help yourself make this very important decision.” You’ll need to create new links for the volcano information. Very Good
VOLCANO DISCOVERY WEBQUEST
A webquest for elementary students in which students learn about volcanoes and build a model of a volcano. Very Good
A webquest on volcanoes. “The eruptions of Mt. St. Helens in 1980 and Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. are two of the most famous in the history of mankind. Images of people encased in ash for almost 2000 years both shock and fascinate us. This webquest will give you a chance to dig deeper into the amazing facts about both eruptions. As you explore and uncover information, be sure to enter it into this webquest chart. After completing your quest chart, you will work in small groups to organize your information into a Venn diagram in Inspiration software. Let's see which group can find the most fascinating comparisons!” Very Good
A webquest on volcanoes for upper elementary students. “This lesson is designed to help you understand what volcanoes are, their make-up, and how they are classified. You will be divided up into groups of four. The role of each group is to act as a team of volcanologists. One of you is knowledgeable about volcanoes in general. The rest are each specialist with one of the three major types of volcanoes. As a team, you travel the world studying and predicting volcanic activity. The team also meets with various community groups and organizations to educate them about volcanoes. Your team is currently at the O'Farrell Community school to teach the other students in your class about the various types of volcanoes. You have brought with you a set of large posters showing examples of volcanoes and their different types in order to make a short presentation to the class and answer a few questions.” Note: We found some broken links on this site. Very Good
VOLCANOES – WEBQUEST
A webquest on volcanoes for 3rd grade students. “This lesson was intended for students at a third grade level with the purpose of introducing the concept of plate tectonics. In the process they will embark in research and construction of a volcano. The lesson is set up in a manner in that is child friendly and easily readable even for a second language learner. The lesson serves as a backbone for varied extensions and levels of complexity.” Very Good
WILL THAT VOLCANO SPOIL OUR PARTY? – WEBQUEST
A webquest on volcanoes. “The small Caribbean island of Mont Isle is planning to hold a major celebration in three months. The island is ten miles long and is part of an arc of islands that includes Grenada, Barbados, Dominica, and Antigua. At one end of the island is a tall, beautiful, cone-shaped mountain; a composite volcano which the natives call Poco-poco. The mountain is over 1000 meters tall and is also known as a strato volcano. The capitol city of Iguana Cay is located at the base of the mountain in the middle of the island. No one living on the island remembers any volcanic activity coming from Poco-poco. The mayor, Jose Cruz, is concerned that tourists may not come to the celebration because of other volcanic eruptions on nearby islands. He has asked your class to give him a briefing on volcanoes so he can give an explanation to any worried tourists.” Very Good
EARTHQUAKE VS. VOLCANO – WEBQUESTNEW!
A webquest on earthquakes and volcanoes for middle school students. “Your team will be given a chance to choose where to live. Would you rather live near an earthquake fault or a volcano? How will you choose? You may ask whether earthquakes or volcanoes are more powerful? Or how often earthquakes and volcanoes occur? Maybe you need to determine why earthquakes and volcanoes occur? Are there other questions you need to ask and answer.” You will need to rebuild the links on this site. Good
A webquest on earthquakes for grades 5-8. “A WebQuest about earthquakes. The activities are internet based. Includes a grading rubric. Students will be able to take a trip back in time to hear what those living at the time had to say about this devastating earthquake and then visit the future to see what the possibility of another earthquake of that size hitting the Memphis area might be. You will also become a seismologist and calculate an earthquake. http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/sullivan/colonial/equakes.htm.” You’ll need to add your own links. Good
EXPLORING EARTHQUAKES – WEBQUESTNEW!
A webquest for students on earthquakes. “In this journey around the Web, we'll discover what causes earthquakes, how scientists can figure out their exact location, where they occurred last week and much, much more! Click on the Web site(s) after each question to find your answer. Your teacher may also provide you with a HowStuffWorkSheet to make things a bit easier.” Good
RATTLE, THUNDER, CLATTER, BOOM, BOOM…EARTHQUAKE! – WEBQUEST NEW URL!
A webquest on earthquakes for grades 4-5. “You have just found out that your job is relocating you to California but the city is unknown. Where you live will be determined by the information you find about earthquakes. You know that a lot of earthquakes occur there. It would be most beneficial for you to find out why and where earthquakes happen and how they are measured. You should find out as much information about earthquakes as possible, since you are unfamiliar with them. It is important to know where earthquakes occur and happen to make your house search easier. You will also find out information about how to live through an earthquake and the safety procedures that should be taken.” Good
THE VOLCANO WEBQUESTNEW!
VOLCANOES – WEBQUESTNEW!
A webquest for grades 5-8 on volcanoes. “The activities are Internet based. Includes a grading rubric. Students will explore volcanoes. Take a virtual field trip, view volcanoes in action, and learn what a volcanologist actually does on the job, and see if they might like to become a volcanologist in the future.” You’ll need to add your own links. Good
VOLCANOES AND EARTHQUAKES – WEBQUESTNEW!
A webquest for 6th grade students on volcanoes and earthquakes. “A volcano and earthquake area is discovered near your hometown. It is your job to find out as much as you can about these two natural disasters and submit a report to the mayor of the town about your findings. It is your job to educate the citizens of your town on volcanoes and earthquakes. For more information on what exactly to include in your report to the mayor, head on over to the Process.” Good
VOLCANOES! THEY’RE EVERYWHERE! – WEBQUESTNEW!
A webquest for grades 5-8 on volcanoes. “Volcanoes! What do you really know about them? You are invited to take a journey into the mysterious world of volcanoes and investigate questions you might have about them (I have a few of my own for you to answer). Don't worry if you have trouble getting answers to your questions, because when you have completed your quest you will have the opportunity to challenge a volcanologist!” You’ll have to add your own links. Good
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