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Volcanoes

  1. 1. Chimacum Middle School 6th Grade Earth Science Created by Mr. González An Introduction to Volcanology
  2. 2. Our Focus Created by Mr. González WA Science Standards 6-8 ES3D Earth has been shaped by many natural catastrophes, including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, glaciers, floods, storms, tsunami, and the impacts of asteroids.
  3. 3. Your Mission <ul><li>You have been studying Mt. Rainier and you have to convince Governor Christine Gregoire that it is indeed active. You need to write a letter to the Governor of Washington State to persuade her to get people near Mt. Rainier to be ready to evacuate. </li></ul><ul><li>describe how volcanoes work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>* use what you know about Mt. Saint Helens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* describe Mt. Rainier and why it is considered active </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* make your letter convincing </li></ul></ul>Created by Mr. González
  4. 4. Each Team Member … <ul><li>One person will become expert on volcano types. </li></ul><ul><li>One person on lava types </li></ul><ul><li>One person on the different eruptions. </li></ul><ul><li>One person on Mt Rainier mud flows. </li></ul><ul><li>One person on other Mt Rainier hazards. </li></ul><ul><li>One person on Mt Saint Helens. </li></ul>Created by Mr. González
  5. 5. Our Volcanoes! Created by Mr. González Mt. Rainier
  6. 6. Created by Mr. González Mt. Adams Mt. Baker Glacier Peak!
  7. 7. Created by Mr. González Mt. Saint Helens
  8. 8. Mt. Hood is also Active! Created by Mr. González
  9. 9. Types of Volcanoes <ul><li>You can describe the three major types of volcanoes (there are more) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shield </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cinder Cone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Composite or Strato Cone </li></ul></ul>Created by Mr. González
  10. 10. Created by Mr. González Shield Volcano
  11. 11. Created by Mr. González Cinder Cone Volcano
  12. 12. Created by Mr. González Composite Cone
  13. 13. Types of Lava Created by Mr. González
  14. 14. Parts of a Volcano/Vocabulary Created by Mr. González
  15. 15. Eruptions Created by Mr. González
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  19. 19. In Conclusion <ul><li>You will have time to research volcanoes and especially Mt. Rainier and Mt. Saint Helens. </li></ul><ul><li>Then you will compose your letter to the Governor. </li></ul>Created by Mr. González
  20. 20. Bibliography <ul><li>Volcano World (started in 1995). University of North Dakota. < http://volcano.und.edu/ > </li></ul><ul><li>How Volcanoes Work (4/8/02). NASA’s Project ALERT. < http://www.geology.sdsu.edu/how_volcanoes_work/ > </li></ul><ul><li>Volcanoes (9/28/00). Exploring The Environment. < http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/volcanoes/vtypesvolcan1.html > </li></ul><ul><li>Volcano Hazards Program (9/4/02). USGS. < http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/Products/Pglossary/pahoehoe.html > </li></ul><ul><li>Mt. Rainier (1994). USGS/Cascades Volcano Observatory. < http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/Rainier/Lahars/Historical/framework.html > </li></ul>Created by Mr. González

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