Earth Science - Volcanoes

Image: Mt. Taranaki from the Ngaere bridge, 10 August 2008 by Phillip C on Flickr

We have selected these online resources to support you when you need information relating to volcanoes – both New Zealand and worldwide. SCIS 1702171 

See also:  Earth science - Tsunami; Disasters - Natural; Disasters – New Zealand; Disasters – Preparedness; Extreme weather; Earth science - Earthquakes


Auckland War Memorial Museum
Auckland is built on volcanoes, and the Auckland War Memorial Museum is located in the crater of the volcano Puketawa. General information about volcanoes as well as information about volcanoes in, around and under Auckland. Video and audio clips.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.aucklandmuseum.com/whats-on/exhibitions/volcanoes


GeoNet
Volcanoes map showing the volcanoes of New Zealand and their alert level. Recent images of New Zealand volcanoes undated half hourly.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
http://geonet.org.nz/volcano


GNS Science
This New Zealand site has information on different types of volcanoes and eruptions, New Zealand volcanoes, and how they are monitored. There are links to GNS videos (see also video links below)

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.gns.cri.nz/Home/Learning/Science-Topics/Volcanoes


How volcanoes work
Information about eruption dynamics, products and types, and different types of volcanoes and historical eruptions. Descriptions of the science behind volcanoes and volcanic processes.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
www.geology.sdsu.edu/how_volcanoes_work/  


ManyAnswers
To discover information on the school work site ManyAnswers use the search term volcanoes.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://manyanswers.co.nz/


Science Learning
This website has been developed by the Science Learning Hub with education resources for up to year 10 students, and is managed by the New Zealand University of Waikato. It presents information on New Zealand volcanoes, New Zealand research and the science of volcanoes. There is information on types of volcanoes and rocks, Auckland’s volcanoes and Taupo.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://sciencelearn.org.nz/Contexts/Volcanoes


Shake rattle and slide. The work of earthquakes, volcanoes and glaciers
This University of Illinois site includes background on tectonic plates along with the science of earthquakes, and volcanoes. Information on volcanoes is under the tab ‘Earthquakes, volcanoes, Glaciers and more’ and then ‘Blow your top’. Text has a sound option. Contains animated demonstration clips and activities.

Suggested level: primary
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/earth/index.cfm


Volcanoes
Simple brief facts about volcanoes for primary children, including eruptions, different types of volcanoes and parts of a volcano.

Suggested level: primary
www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/mountains/volcanoeruptions.html


Volcanoes
This Te Ara encyclopedia page has links to information about New Zealand’s volcanoes, including volcanoes around New Zealand and how they are monitored. Highlights include images and video clips.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.teara.govt.nz/en/volcanoes


Volcanoes
Simple brief facts about volcanoes for primary children, including stages of a volcano, eruptions, lava, and different types of volcanoes.

Suggested level: primary
www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-volcano.htm 


EPIC 
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online has information on volcanoes at junior and more advanced levels. Also use the keyword volcanoes in the following databases in particular:  Discovering Collection, GREENR, Science in Context, and Student Resources in Context. School login (username and password) is required.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.tki.org.nz/epic2


Books
Have you thought about using books with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

Fire storm, by Colin Bateman, 2010 (fiction)
How to twist a dragon’s tale, by Cressida Cowell, 2007 (fiction)
Volcano invaders!, by Woody Fox, 2010 (fiction)

Videos
GNScience volcano video collection. YouTube. Total time 32.00
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbCD_o7fvx2-ueveTs2h-i9NoZwtrRnRb

Geography lesson: What is a volcano? Twig World. YouTube. 3.13
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgktM2luLok