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8.1: Chapter 8: Volcanoes

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

Chapter Overview

This chapter explain how and where volcanoes form, types of volcanic eruptions, and landforms from lava and magma.

Online Resources

See the following Web sites for appropriate laboratory activities:

In the lab at the following URL, students will experiment with different liquids to simulate different types of lava and how the different types flow. The lab includes pre-lab and post-lab learning experiences.

The lab at the URL below has students construct models of the three different types of volcanoes described in Lesson 8.3 (“Types of Volcanoes”).

These Web sites may also be helpful:

For a diversity of educational resources on volcanoes, see this URL:

You can link with a variety of volcano videos at the following URL.

These URLs have links to volcano Web sites for teachers and students:

Pacing the Lessons

Lesson Class Period(s) (60 min)
8.1 Volcanic Activity 1.0
8.2 Volcanic Eruptions 2.5
8.3 Types of Volcanoes 1.5
8.4 Igneous Landforms and Geothermal Activity 1.0

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