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Volcano Explorer
http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/pompeii/interactive/interactive.html Please answer the following questions before you enter the site…. Prior Knowledge
1. What is a volcano?
Pressure volves that release energy from deep within the earth

2. What is the largest volcano?
Pompeii

3. What is Pompeii
A fatty volcano

Lab Questions….(watch the intro)
1. What is a volcano?
Pressure volves that release energy from deep within the earth

Press enter the following areas…(located in the lower right of the screen) Tectonic plates
1. How are they related to volcanoes?
Volcanoes are found on plate boundaries

2. What one(s) are the most active.
The ones along the ring of fire

Ring of Fire
1. What is it?
One of the world’s most volcanic zones

Layers within Earth
1. What layers of Earth are involved in the volcanic process? (Explain)

Inside a Volcano
1. Draw a picture of a volcano, labeling the different parts of it.

Inside a Volcano (con’t)
2. How is the magma feed inside a volcano?

Virtual Volcano (Found under the Menu Section)
Build your own volcano and watch it erupt
1. What kind of gas is in a volcano?
 tephra

2. What is viscosity, in terms of magma?

Please fill in the chart below when building your own volcano | Gas - High| Gas - Low | Gas - None (you may have to look these conditions up on your own)| Viscosity - High| Type of volcano: StratoType of eruption:PlinianPyroclastic flow:YesWhat happens: The top of the volcano gets blown off| Type of volcano: DomeType of eruption: SlowPyroclastic flow: Yes What happens: The pyroclastic flow flows out of the dome| Type of volcano:Type of eruption:Pyroclastic flow:What happens:| Viscosity – Medium / High| Type of volcano:Type of eruption:Pyroclastic flow:What happens:| Type of volcano:Type of eruption:Pyroclastic flow:What...
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