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Mr. Vienneau's volcano research project - Keynote Slide Show
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Volcano Research - Keynote Slide Show

  1. Research your assigned volcano.
    1. Use print material, i.e libray research;
    2. Use your textbook;
    3. Use the Internet (the library's webpage is a great start).
  2. Assemble a 5 slide Keynote presentation about your assigned volcano. Be sure to include:
    1. Location of volcano (political boundaries, latitude and longitude);
    2. The type of volcano;
    3. The size of volcano;
    4. The eruptive history of volcano;
    5. Myths or legends that might be attached to the volcano;
    6. Other interesting facts.
  3. A bibliography is required. I expect that you will use at least four resources. Don't forget to include your textbook as one of your sources.

This project is due on Friday, February 6, 2015!

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    Online information

    The following is a list of online resources you can look at to get information about volcanoes. This information has either been purchase through our access to online databases, or we have vetted the sites for their validity, reliability, and accuracy.

    • EbscoHost (Student Resource Center)
      You'll find information in here on volcanoes. Click on Student Resource Center for easiest navigation.
    • Encyclopedia Britannica
      Britannica has a great article on the geology of volcanoes as well as tons of images and videos you can watch to learn more.
    • Grolier Online
      Grolier Online features several articles on volcanoes, arranged by reading level. For a bigger challenge, switch to high school at the top.
    • Science Online
      Want something a little more intellectually rigorous? Try Science Online. The essays on volcanoes are thorough.
    • Today's Science
      News about volcanoes in the last few months can be found here, in Today's Science.
    • The United States Geological Survey's Volcanoes Page
      This page lists all active volcanoes around the United States and its territories, including specific observatories.
    • The BBC's Volcano page
      The BBC has a great educational page on volcanoes, including links to images and videos you can look at.
    • Oregon State University's Volcano Activities Page
      Oregon State University tracks all volcanoes around the world and in the solar system. You can check out current eruptions, videos, and images.

    Volcano Books

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    Processes That Shape the Earth - David Thompson; David G. Haase (Contribution by)
    ISBN: 9780791089323
    Publication Date: 2007-08-01
    Describes some of the forces that shape the physical geography of the Earth, including glaciers, wind, water, and others, and discusses the theory of plate tectonics, the rock cycle, and the origin and history of the planet.

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    Living Mountains - Jacques Kornprobst; Christine Laverne
    ISBN: 0878425136
    Publication Date: 2006-02-01
    Presents an introduction to the study of volcanoes, explaining why some volcanoes ooze lava and others explode clouds of ash, how different lavas form through the partial melting of the earth's rocks, and why volcanoes occur and how they work.

    Cover Art
    Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis - Matthys Levy; Mario Salvadori
    ISBN: 9781556528019
    Publication Date: 2009-02-01
    Combines experiments, models, and demonstrations that present an overview of the causes and effects of earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis and provide facts on other topics related to the natural phenomena.

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    Volcano - Patricia Lauber
    ISBN: 0027545008
    Publication Date: 1986-06-30
    An account of how and why Mount St. Helens erupted in May 1980 and the destruction it caused, and a discussion of the return of life to that area.

    Cover Art
    Volcanoes and Earthquakes - Terry J. Jennings
    ISBN: 0863079598
    Publication Date: 1989-01-01
    Discusses the characteristics of earthquakes and volcanoes and examines earthquake and volcano disasters and locations.

    Cover Art
    Volcanoes - Robert Decker; Barbara Decker
    ISBN: 0716724405
    Publication Date: 1997-10-15
    Provides information about volcanology, discussing the science behind the natural disasters, with descriptions of some of the world's major volcanic eruptions, photographs, and a listing of Web sites carrying news of volcanic activitiy.




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