Use the links below to review and assess your learning.
Start with the "Important Terms and Concepts" to ensure you know the
terminology related to the topic of the chapter and concepts discussed.
Move on to the "Review Questions" to answer critical thinking
questions about concepts and processes discussed in the chapter. Finally,
test your overall understanding by taking the
Earth Revealed (Annenberg/CPB)
from the site: "Volcanoes provide clues about what is going on inside Earth.
Animations illustrate volcanic processes and how plate boundaries are
related to volcanism. The program also surveys the various types of
eruptions, craters, cones and vents, lava domes, magma, and volcanic
rock. The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens serves as one example."
Go to the
Earth Revealed site and scroll to "Volcanism". One-time, free
registration may be required to view film.
- Talk of the Nation - Science Friday (NPR) segment from August
2, 1996 explores how and where volcanoes form and how to predict eruptions
with geologists from the Cascade Volcano Observatory and others.
Noah Adams talks with Christopher Fox, of
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) about underwater
equipment that was monitoring a nearby
volcano. It got covered with molten lava,
but is still working. The instrument records
pressure and temperature variations -- it
also has a camera, and captured the eruption
in movie form, viewable under the title
'lava flow animation' on
EOS) Volcanologists use satellites to measure the average temperature of lava flows and determine the rate at which the magma is coming out of the ground.
Anatomy of Nyriragongo (NOVA - PBS) Explore the main features of Nyiragongo and learn what risks it poses to the 500,000 people who live in its shadow.
Wealth of information, photos, data and other
reference materials related to volcanoes.
Deadly Volcanoes (NOVA - PBS) Revisit some of the worst volcanic disasters of the past 400 years.
Volcanoes of the World - wealth of information, QTVR, video clips, virtual field trips to volcanoes.
Volcano World - the Web's premier volcano site.