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Hawaii Born of Fire

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Island Creatures
Read what allows the Hawaiian Islands to give rise to so many species, how 1,000 species of flies have descended from one ancestor, what allows the flies to co-exist, and more in this interview with a biologist. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Hot Lava
In this interview with a geologist, find out the difference between lava and magma, what it's like to be next to a volcano, what a mantle looks like and how hot it is, and more. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Lava Samplers
A geologist answers questions about where lava comes from, how to measure its temperature, whether sampling it is dangerous, and more. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Dating Lava
Read how scientists use charcoal to date lava flows, the impact of lava flows on forest ecology, what happens to an environment after an eruption, and more in this interview with a geologist. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Hot Rocks
Find out the differences between two types of rock—pumice and granite—and discover the properties that allow one to float while the other one sinks. (Grades 3-5, 6-8)

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