March 21, 2006
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Pahoeho lavaLearn about Idaho's own Craters of the Moon, a large lava flow field located along the north border of the Snake River Plain in Idaho. It was declared a national monument by President Calvin Coolidge in 1924. The youngest Craters of the Moon lavas are approximately 1500 to 2000 years old. http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/Parks/moon/moon.html

The National Park Service also has great info about the Craters of the Moon national park ... including resources for teachers and an area designed just for kids! http://www.nps.gov/crmo/index.htm

Did you know that at one time there were Volcanoes in Idaho? Although, there aren't any currently active, we can still see the effects of Volcanoes! Check out the USGS site on Idaho! http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/Idaho/description_idaho_volcanics.html#craters_of_the_moon


Volcano clipartVolcano World is a huge site with lots of information for kids and teachers including volcano activities and lesson plans! There are even virtual field trips to volcanoes! You can even watch video clips of Volcanoes online! Don't forget to check out the Kids Door which has games, legends and activities about volcanoes for KIDS! http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vw.html

Volcanoes! Sponsored by NASA, this volcano site has detailed information on how volcanoes form and plate tectonics.

Smoking VolcanoAnother great source of info on vulcanology (the study of volcanoes) is Michigan Technological University Volcanoes Page which has links and maps of all known volcanoes on earth! http://www.geo.mtu.edu/volcanoes/

The volcano watch at the Smithsonian features weekly updates about the world's most active volcanoes. http://www.volcano.si.edu/reports/usgs/

Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, Washington explores volcanoes in Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, the Cascade Range, and IDAHO! http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/


CPB (Corporation for Public Broadcasting) has a really cool web site that helps you turn rocks into lava, video clips on how hot spots form and on lava flows and has a lot of great information about volcanoes! http://www.learner.org/exhibits/volcanoes/

NOVA: Deadly Shadow of Vesuvius
Find out if scientists can predict volcanoes and what tools they use
. Learn how scientists measure the size of an eruption and then try it yourself! What tools do scientists need to study and predict volcanoes? http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/vesuvius/

Volcano clipartHawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology has some great activities/experiments related to volcanoes that demonstrate how a volcano erupts and how lava flows. These experiments can be done as class projects or at home! http://www.spacegrant.hawaii.edu/class_acts/VolcanologyDoc.html

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a great site for kids with volcano facts, Mount St. Helens, and Pele the Volcano Goddess and information about how to be prepared when disaster strikes! http://www.fema.gov/kids/volcano.htm

Volcanoes Online created by students for ThinkQuest is a super–cool site with loads of information about volcanoes, plate tectonics, active volcanoes, games and lots more. http://library.thinkquest.org/17457/english.html

Volcano CraterVolcanoes of the Deep a NOVA online website devoted to the expedition to retrieve several "black smokers" from the Pacific seafloor. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/abyss/

Become an expert at the different types of volcanoes and how they work. http://www.geology.sdsu.edu/how_volcanoes_work/
The Volcanoes of Lewis and Clark http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/LivingWith/Historical/LewisClark/volcanoes_lewis_clark.html

Volcanic Resources for Teachers from the USGS

Teachers' Corner for Mount St. Helen's

Volcano Thematic Unit, worksheets, quizzes, diagrams

Great Teacher Reasources from Educational Technology Center -
KSU Kennesaw, GA 30144

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