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Types of Volcanoes

Different types of volcanoes, including shield, composite and cinder cones, are produced by different types of eruptions.

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Volcano Cams
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Volcano Cams!

Why It Matters

Is there a volcano erupting right now?

Check out these live webcams:


Which volcanoes are displaying images? Are any of them showing visible volcanic activity right now?

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  1. From the volcano webcams featured on NOAA’s website, identify their locations on a world map.
  2. Pick five of the volcanoes and do some further research on them. Collect information about:
    1. The type of volcano
    2. The type of eruptions
    3. The stage (active, dormant, extinct)
Once your data is collected, compile on an interactive map with your classmates (use a Prezi or GIS program).

Resources Cited

Satellite Services Department. NOAA. http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/VAAC/cams.html

Connections to other CK-12 Subject Areas

Earth Science

  • Earth’s Tectonic Plates

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