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The Sleeping Mountain
In this role-playing scenario, students represent townspeople whose lives and livelihoods are endangered by an active volcano which may or may not erupt in the near future. -

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Volcanic Ejecta from Sunset Crater
Students are provided with equations and geological data to estimate the velocities and impact effects of volcanic bombs that were ejected during the last eruption of Sunset Crater, a young cinder cone volcano in ...

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Volcanoes Writing Assignment
Students write an original work of fiction pertaining to the geology of stratovolcanoes and their eruptive hazards.

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VEPP: Volcanic activity and monitoring of Pu`u `O`o, Kilauea volcano, Hawaii
This is an exercise that is in development and will not be tested until Fall 2010 or Spring 2011. Please check regularly for updates and changes. Brief three-line description of the activity or assignment and its ...

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Volcanoes around the Globe (Beta test copy)
Undergraduate non-majors use the Arcview geographic information system (GIS) to explore volcanic hazards and the geochemistry of volcanic rocks. Students explore geochemical data from the GEOROC global database and ...

Volcanoes of Central America
Volcano distribution and tectonics at a convergent margin: Central American volcanoes

How Slab Dip Affects the Location of Volcanoes
Students will plot the locations of earthquakes on the top of subducting slabs to determine slab dip and will then develop hypotheses regarding the relationship between slab dip, the depth of the slab, and volcanic activity on the surface.

Volcanoes Around the Globe
Undergraduate non-majors use the Arcview geographic information system (GIS) to explore volcanic hazards and the geochemistry of volcanic rocks. Students explore geochemical data from the GEOROC global database and ...

Historical Volcanic Eruptions
Students are asked to individually research and write a paper on a historical volcanic eruption and then are formed into groups to create a 10 minute stand-alone PowerPoint presentation which is shown and discussed ...

VEPP: Volcano Monitoring and Interpretation of Real-Time Data: A Project for Non-Science Majors
This is an exercise that is in development and has not yet been fully tested in the classroom. Please check back regularly for updates and changes. An ongoing project for small class size comprised of non-science ...

VEPP: Part 1: Volcanic Hazards and Risk; Part 2: Monitoring an Active Volcano
This is an exercise that is in development and has not yet been fully tested in the classroom. Please check back regularly for updates and changes. Please contact the author if you have questions, concerns or ...

VEPP: Monitoring Pu'u O'o
NOTE: This activity has NOT been attempted yet in class, and therefore still needs significant refinement. It will be updated once it has been developed further. Brief three-line description of the activity or ...

VEPP: A guided inquiry - Three months in the life of a volcano
This is an exercise that is in development and has not yet been fully tested in the classroom. Please check back regularly for updates and changes. This guided inquiry will investigate the three month phase of ...

VEPP: Using volcano deformation data for lava flow hazard assessment and decision making, Part I: what do the instruments measure?
This is an exercise that is in development and has not yet been fully tested in the classroom. Please check back regularly for updates and changes. Brief three-line description of the activity or assignment and ...

VEPP: Using the VEPP website in an introductory geology course: an investigation of the July 21, 2007 eruption of Pu'u O'o
Introductory geology students will use geologic data obtained from the VEPP website (tilt and seismic) to identify and interpret changes during the July 21st, 2007 eruption of Pu'u 'O'o.

VEPP: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - A Restless Paradise
This is an exercise that is in development and has not yet been fully tested in the classroom. Please check back regularly for updates and changes. This activity is encompassed in a PowerPoint module (PowerPoint ...

VEPP: Using maps to assess volcanic geologic hazards
This is an exercise that is in development and has not yet been fully tested in the classroom. Please check back regularly for updates and changes. Students will use a combination of topographic and geologic maps ...

VEPP: Working with the VEPP website in an online M.Ed. course
Students explore the VEPP website and complete a two-part problem set in which they work through the ideas presented in an EOS paper regarding eruptions at Kilauea and they try to find a deflation-inflation event ...

Mentos and soda eruptions- lessons on explosive volcanic eruptions
Students participate in a popular experiment with Mentos candies and soda. This helps them learn about the scientific method, gas saturation, bubble nucleation, and explosive volcanic eruptions.

Distribution of Active Volcanoes Exercise
In this series of inquiry-based exercises about volcanoes and plate tectonics, students will collect, plot, and interpret data and finish with a role-playing activity and a virtual field trip. -

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