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Volcanoes ... Live

Grades 9-12
Social Studies, Science


Using the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park quarter, the students will visit the park's website and view a video to understand more about volcanoes and the most recent Kilauea eruption.  The class will discuss the geological history of the park and the effects that volcanoes have on a population.  The students will research volcanoes' effects on climate, tourism, and the positive effects of volcanoes on the resources of the environment and report back to the class as news reporters.


Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Quarter Reverse

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Volcanoes ... Live


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Volcanoes ... Live

National Standards

Social Studies

National Council for the Social Studies (

  • Culture
  • Time, Continuity, and Change
  • People, Places, and Environment


National Science Teachers Association (

  • Earth and Space Science

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