With over 25,000 unique species, Hawaii is one of the most biologically diverse regions on the planet. These animals and plants live in a delicate balance.
These excerpts from the NATURE episode "Violent Hawaii" demonstrate how volcanic islands are formed, and what scientists can discover studying magma, lava and eruptions.
In this video-enhanced lesson, students will use a combination of multimedia and hands-on activities to learn about different types of volcanoes, why volcanic eruptions happen, and the impact eruptions have on the Earth's landscape. (Grades 9-12)
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