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Volcano World. University of North Dakota, supported by NASA's Public Use of Earth and Space Science Data over the Internet Program. A cartoon volcano welcomes you to the home page for grades 5-12. Explores volcanoes on Earth and other planets with pictures, including maps and photos of current eruptions. Provides teaching and learning aids, plans for different kinds of volcano models, virtual field trips, and answers to frequently asked questions. A "kids door" includes posted drawings, quizzes, puzzles, on screen games, and project ideas.

The U. S. Geological Survey's Learning Web for K-12 education. Let's you explore where volcanoes erupt and why. Includes teaching aids such as paper models and photos of volcanoes. Includes links to other volcano sites as well as other earth science topics.

Cascades Volcano Observatory, linked with the U. S. Geological Survey. Answers a lot of frequently asked volcano questions. Relates Dante's Peak (the movie) with the real Dante's Peak and how the movie relates to the job of a volcanologist. Provides photos and an alphabetical listing of volcanoes with click-on descriptions.

Surfing for Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Lesson plan for grades 6-8, developed at UC-Berkeley, in which students use the Internet to research volcanoes and earthquakes, and then plot their locations to map plate boundaries.

Ten Eruptions That Shook the World. Discovery Channel. This site has short summaries of ten of the most famous volcanic eruptions in history, with figures and links to more information about each. These are the sites most often used as examples in text books and lesson plans, so the site provides excellent background material.

NASA radar images. Photographs of volcanoes, some in three-dimensional images.

Exploring the Environment, NASA. A NASA Classroom of the Future. This site provides a volcanoes module for middle and high school students under Modules and Activities. The module provides students with data from Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Hood, Kilauea, and Yellowstone National Park and poses questions about future potential volcanic activity. Background information is provided under the subheadings Volcanology, Analyzing Volcanoes, Living with Volcanoes, and Volcanoes and the Earth.

Earth Observing System (EOS), NASA. EOS is the Earth Observing System, in which satellites are used to monitor changes in climate on Earth from Space. The Educational part of this site provides a free poster (one per teacher) on the Impact of Volcanoes on climate, as well as other topics. There is also an on-line slide set that shows satellite images of volcanoes. Each image has a short explanation. Numerous other non-atmospheric images are also offered. Great for on-line lectures. There are also links to educational products related to climate change.

Earth System Science, Universities Space Systems Association. This site is maintained by a cooperative University Program and NASA. It's goal is to provide information and foster collaboration concerning studies of Earth's global systems. Under the subheading Data and Resources, scroll down to the category Satellite Images. Select Space Radar Images. This site is a pictorial survey of the Earth using the Spaceborn Imaging Radar. It has some great images of volcanoes from space.

U.S. Geological Survey’s Adventures in the Learning Web. Provides teaching packets, posters, booklets, and fact sheets on a wide variety of geological subjects. A section on the eruptions of Mt. St. Helens contains a wealth of photographs and information on the history of this famous volcano. Another part of the site monitors presently active volcanoes. Also fun, is the section on Geologic Animations and Paper Models, in which there are two volcano models that can be used with Apple’s Hypercard if you’re a Mac user.

See also Tectonics Key