We will start our project by picking a volcano type (Cinder Cone, Composite, Shield) out of 'my' hat. You will be working in teams of 2 people to gather information so pair up with someone who has the same
type of volcano as you.
Step 1: POSTER Your group poster will need to detail at least 5 facts about each of the three types of volcanoes. These facts should show the differences between the volcanos. Color and pictures are essential. You and your partner should use the websites in the Resource Section entitled: TYPES OF VOLCANOES (1) and TYPES OF VOLCANOES (2). Note: Scoria Cone = Cinder Cone Volcano. Stratovolcano = Composite Volcano. Feel free to also use your textbook for gathering information.
Step 2: FAMOUS VOLCANO DETAILS You and your partner will pick three famous volcanoes (volcano type already picked) to research and map. Use the websites in the resources section entitled: VOLCANO FACTS. Once in the website, use the menu entries on the left to maneuver through this website (for example: use GLOBAL VOLCANO LISTS to get a list of famous volcanoes - the 2nd column has the volcano type). Then click on the volcano you picked to research its features and facts.
* You need to have at least three facts of interest as well as the latitude and longitude coordinates for each volcano you pick.
WRITE A FIVE PARAGRAPH ESSAY (introduction paragraph, 3 supporting paragraph, conclusion paragraph) using the information you just researched.
Step 3: MAP YOUR FAMOUS VOLCANOES You and your partner should practice your Latitude and Longitude skills learned in class with one of the following Resource Websites: LATITUDE & LONGITUDE PRACTICE (1) and LATITUDE & LONGITUDE PRACTICE (2). Have fun but don't spend more than 30 minutes practicing. We only have 2 weeks till the Fair!
You and your partner will both need to print a copy of the world map from the Resource Website entitled: WORLD MAP. Plot your three famous volcanoes and their coordinates.
Check out the current volcanic activity in the United States by using the Resource Website entitled: US VOLCANIC ACTIVITY ALERT