Key Earth Science Links
Volcano Web Sites
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.
Volcano World. Provides numerous images and information on plate tectonics and the relation between plate tectonics and volcanoes. VW is a higher education, k-12, and public outreach project of the Oregon Space Grant Consortium administered through the Department of Geosciences at Oregon State University.
The U. S. Geological Survey's Resources for teacher. 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.
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.