Natural Disasters: Volcanoes
These sites have information and facts about volcanoes. Also learn about volcanoes throughout history and how to construct volcano models. Many sites are interactive and include video clips or live Webcams.
This site provides information about volcanoes. Click on the links on the top to learn more. Check out "4-Kids" and "For Educators" for activities, games, and lesson plans on volcanoes.
Volcanoes and Viscosity
View and listen to this video clip about the viscosity of lava. Other sections of this include interactive features. Take the link Back to Melting Rocks and then click Try Your Hand at Melting Rocks.
Here are links to several volcano activities and printable handouts. NOTE: This site includes ads.
PBS: Volcanoes Deadly Warning
Learn about the anatomy of the volcano and seismic signals. Also includes a teacher's guide.
Find out if it is possible to predict when a volcano will erupt. Read about the warning signs volcanoes give.
USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
Read and see pictures of Hawaii's volcanoes. Click on "Eruption Update" for new information.
Earth's Active Volcanoes
This world map shows all the active volcanoes. Click on a name to learn more about it.
Diaries, videos, and pictures taken during an expedition to Costa Rica's volcanoes. Click "About the Volcanoes" to learn about each volcano that was visited. Click on "Volcano Expedition" to read the journal and see pictures.
This site comes from NASA's Classroom of the Future project. The site is based on problem-solving and gives students scenarios and the tools to work through them. It features information on several different volcanoes, as well as lots of images.
Waiting for a Disaster
Find out what it is like to live near an active volcano.
Test your volcano knowledge with this vocabulary activity.
Discovery Channel: Volcano Explorer
Learn about volcano types and inside a volcano. Click "virtual volcano" to build your own volcano and watch it erupt. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Discovery Channel: Supervolcano
Learn about the largest active volcanoes on earth at Yellowstone and other places. Includes a virtual supervolcano that you can see how it is born. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Click on a movie to learn about the volcanoes and its process. Scroll down for a quiz and an experiment. NOTE: Subscription is required for this site.
SuccessLink: Investigative Reporting
Students will research the characteristics and effects of earthquakes and volcanoes.
eThemes Resource: Natural Disasters: Relief Efforts
A collection of sites describing natural disasters and the various relief efforts. Includes maps, graphics, and video. eThemes Resources on specific disasters are linked.