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Thinking about volcanoes

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  • 1. Thinking About Volcanoes www.geointeractive.co.uk
  • 2. Aims
    • to look at and think about a series of volcano photos. There are some questions to help you think about each photo. Think of some more of your own.
    • to think about the language we might use to describe the landforms and the processes shown in the photos. Make a list of suitable verbs (action words) and adjectives (describing words) that could be used to describe each photo.
    • to learn some volcano words to add to our vocabulary
  • 3. photo 1 What is happening in this photo? What is odd about this volcano? What could happen to all the snow and ice on this mountain? Write a description using your words and the volcano words from the side of the photo. Crater Eruption Summit
  • 4. photo 2 lava Is this scene inside or outside of a volcano? What is happening to the lava? How long will it take to cool down? Why is there smoke or steam in the photo? Write a description using your words and the volcano words from the side of the photo.
  • 5. photo 3 Eruption Ash Disaster Evacuation How deep is the ash in this photo? What effect might it have had on the people living here? Few people died in this eruption but it is still a disaster. Why? Write a description using your words and the volcano words from the side of the photo. The island of Montserrat in the Caribbean.
  • 6. photo 4 Lava flow As the lava flow moves across the land……?????? Does it destroy everything it touches? Why? Is there any way that humans can stop the lava flow? How? Write a description using your words and the volcano words from the side of the photo.
  • 7. photo 5 Crater Caldera Eruption Island An unusual photo which shows a volcano within a volcano plus a lot of water! Can you work out the sequence of events that has happened here? Write a description using your words and the volcano words from the side of the photo

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