Age Range: About 9+
(Free lessons are geared for grades 5-8.
However, there is material here for older students and adults as well. Plus, younger children may enjoy aspects of the site, with adult guidance.)
Avid ClickScholar Katie Paige recommended today's website that is all about volcanoes. Currently, "Volcano World" is housed at the Oregon State
University website that also utilizes a blog to provide information. It has been hosted by other university websites over the years, and we have
featured the site in its previous forms. However, it looks like it may have found a permanent home here. More terrific educational resources have been added, making it well-worth another visit.
When you get to the site, you'll see the latest volcano news, and the featured "Volcano of the Month." Use the menu to explore:
*4-KIDS - This is the spot to visit to have fun while learning about
volcanoes. You'll find:
-A gallery of kids' volcano artwork.
-Virtual field trips to numerous volcanoes worldwide.
-Interactive online games including a volcano-themed match games, crossword
puzzle, dot-to-dot, and a game that simulates volcanic eruptions.
-Two fictional volcano stories by a children's author.
*FOR EDUCATORS - Get FREE lessons (geared for grades 5-
tectonics, rocks and minerals, prehistoric Earth, types of Volcanoes, and
much, much more.
The rest of the site is geared more for older students and adults. It
*LEGENDS - Read the fascinating legends associated with volcanoes worldwide.
*PARKS - Virtually visit 20 National Volcanic Parks.
*CURRENT ACTIVITY - Read Blog posts about the latest volcanic action.
*FIND VOLCANOES - Use a map to locate volcanoes worldwide.
*VOLCANOLOGY - Learn what it takes to become volcanologist!
Diane Flynn Keith
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