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Mt. St. Helens: Back From the Dead
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Find out more about careers related to volcanoes.
Mt. St. Helens: Back From the Dead (Video)
Watch geologists use seismographs, collect samples, and analyze data to try to determine if and when the volcano will erupt again. (Chapters 6 and 7, approx. 19 min.)


Why Toba Matters (Interview)
Discover what a volcano that erupted 75,000 years ago can tell about today's environmental problems in an interview with NASA climatologist Drew Shindell.


Volcanoes Talking (Interview/Video)
Find out how Bernard Chouet, a volcano seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Volcano Hazards Team, describes the mysterious seismic signal he discovered that hints when a volcano might blow.


Emergency Response Team (Interview)
Learn from volcanologist Dan Miller about what it's like to be in the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program, and a member of a team standing by at all times, ready to lend a hand at the next volcano showing signs of blowing up.


Deadly Shadow of Vesuvius (Lesson)
Collect data and create maps to observe the relationship among volcanoes, earthquakes and lithospheric plates.

Curriculum Connections
Data collection, mapping, observation, volcanoes, earthquakes, lithospheric plates, plate tectonics, plate boundaries, geological processes, hot spots

Standards
Grades 5-8
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard D: Earth and Space Science: Structure of the earth system, Earth's history

Grades 9-12
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard D: Earth and Space Science: Energy in the earth system, The origin and evolution of the earth system



EXTENSION ACTIVITY
Lava Sampling on Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii (Lesson/Video)
Watch and answer discussion questions about how scientist Mike Garcia draws lava samples from the active Kilauea volcano to see if it is related to its neighboring volcano, Mauna Loa. (5:48 min.)

Curriculum Connections
Volcanoes, internal Earth processes, lava sampling, data collection, magma, chemical composition, analysis

Standards
Grades 5-8
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard D: Earth and Space Science: Structure of the earth system
Standard G: History and Nature of Science: Science as a human endeavor

Grades 9-12
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard D: Earth and Space Science: The origin and evolution of the earth system
Standard G: History and Nature of Science: Science as a human endeavor



   

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