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Virtual Volcano – “Volcano Explorer”

1.     Go to:  http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/pompeii/interactive/interactive.html

      Click "Enter"

2.     Select “Global Perspective”.

      How do the locations of volcanoes relate to plate boundaries?

 

 

 

      Where is the "Ring of Fire"?

 

 

 

 

            Name a location where volcanoes occur far from any plate boundaries.

 

 

 

3.     Describe three types of volcanoes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.     Why do stratovolcanoes have steeper slopes than do shield volcanoes?

                                 

 

 

 

 

 

5.     Click on “Build Your Own Volcano”.  Fill in the chart below after designing your volcano.  

Viscosity

Gas Content

Type of Volcano

Example

Eruption features

 

High

High

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medium

Medium

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low

Low