Cenozoic Volcanic History of the Western United StatesKent Ratajeski, email@example.com
Department of Geosciences, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA
Published June 30, 2006
In this activity, students view a Quicktime video animation based on data from the North American Volcanic and Intrusive Rock Database (NAVDAT) to learn about the history of volcanism in the western U.S. during the last 65 million years. Students are guided through the complex data-rich animation with a series of instructions and study questions which highlight time-space-composition relationships and link to plate tectonics.