Volcanic Hazards: Airborne Debris

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Pupils interpret maps and graph data related to volcanic ash. Then they analyze the importance of wind speed and the dangers of the ash to both life, air temperature, and technology. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Research how volcanic ash impacts the airline industry
  • Find out how we know the volume of the Yellowstone eruption that happened 600,000 years ago
Classroom Considerations

  • Extension activity requires eye protection
  • The fourth lesson in a series of seven
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  • Reading passage highlights vocabulary
  • Extension idea is a hands-on experiment

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