Volcanoes

How do volcanoes work? Where do they form? And what does this mean for the people that live around them? Meet the scientists finding the answers to these questions. http://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/Contexts/Volcanoes
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Rotorua caldera formation ANIMATION - Rotorua caldera formation Caldera eruptions leave behind large craters in the Earth – not what we think of when someone says volcano. Watch this animation to see how Lake Rotorua could have formed from a caldera eruption.

Caldera eruptions leave behind large craters in the Earth – not what we think of when someone says volcano. Watch this animation to see how Lake Rotorua could have formed from a caldera eruption.

STUDENT ACTIVITY - Making a core sample –   In this activity, students use (or observe the teacher using) a small coring tool to make a core sample from some available waste ground and examine the resulting sample for features such as particle size, colour variation and layering.

Making a core sample

In this activity, students use (or observe the teacher using) a small coring tool to make a core sample from some available waste ground and examine the resulting sample for features such as particle size, colour variation and layering.

STUDENT ACTIVITY - Making a core sample –   In this activity, students use (or observe the teacher using) a small coring tool to make a core sample from some available waste ground and examine the resulting sample for features such as particle size, colour variation and layering.

Making a core sample

In this activity, students use (or observe the teacher using) a small coring tool to make a core sample from some available waste ground and examine the resulting sample for features such as particle size, colour variation and layering.

STUDENT ACTIVITY - Making lava fudge - In this activity, students make chocolate fudge using three slightly different combinations of ingredients to model the different proportions of minerals in basalt, andesite and rhyolite rocks.

Making lava fudge

STUDENT ACTIVITY - Making lava fudge - In this activity, students make chocolate fudge using three slightly different combinations of ingredients to model the different proportions of minerals in basalt, andesite and rhyolite rocks.

INTERACTIVE TIMELINE - An interactive look at some of the historical aspects of Volcanoes in New Zealand. Find out more by browsing or searching the Science Learning Hub.

Volcanoes – timeline

INTERACTIVE TIMELINE - An interactive look at some of the historical aspects of Volcanoes in New Zealand. Find out more by browsing or searching the Science Learning Hub.

Mt Eden is a shield (scoria cone) volcano in central Auckland. It is part of the Auckland volcanic field.

Mt Eden

A new study released in the Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research suggests that Rangitoto, a monogenetic shield volcano near Auckland, New Zealand, and other volcanoes in the Auckland Field might have been more active during the last few tho.

Alfred Wegener (pictured here on the right) realised that many continents fitted together like reverse templates. This caused him to propose the theory of continental drift, which evolved into the ideas of plate tectonics.

Alfred Wegener

The Danish Expedition G. Thostrup & Alfred Wegener on the ship "Danmark" just returned from a dogsled expedition in

Planning pathyways using volcanic resources - TEACHER RESOURCE. This interactive groups Hub volcanoes resources into key science concepts and topics.

Planning pathyways using volcanic resources - TEACHER RESOURCE. This interactive groups Hub volcanoes resources into key science concepts and topics.

Dangerous lahars & pyroclastic flows + why they are so hazardous? - VIDEOS The videos here have been recommended by volcanologists. VolFilm comprises volcanologists from a number of institutions within GVM working with Aspect Film and Video to develop multilingual and multi-platform films for resilience to risks from volcanic hazards in areas with no experience of volcanic eruptions in living memory.

Dangerous lahars & pyroclastic flows + why they are so hazardous? - VIDEOS The videos here have been recommended by volcanologists. VolFilm comprises volcanologists from a number of institutions within GVM working with Aspect Film and Video to develop multilingual and multi-platform films for resilience to risks from volcanic hazards in areas with no experience of volcanic eruptions in living memory.

New Zealand supereruption provides time marker for the Last Glacial Maximum in Antarctica - ACADEMIC PAPER 2017

New Zealand supereruption provides time marker for the Last Glacial Maximum in Antarctica - ACADEMIC PAPER 2017

INTERACTIVE MAP - Volcano map of New Zealand -  There are many different types of volcanoes around New Zealand. This map shows where the major volcanoes are, the types of volcanoes and interesting facts such as when they last erupted.

INTERACTIVE MAP - Volcano map of New Zealand - There are many different types of volcanoes around New Zealand. This map shows where the major volcanoes are, the types of volcanoes and interesting facts such as when they last erupted.

STUDENT ACTIVITY - Making a model cinder cone –   In this activity, students make a simple model of a cinder cone by pouring a granular material such as rice bubbles into a conical pile and measuring its slope. This is then related to the shape and formation of cinder cone volcanoes.

Making a model cinder cone

In this activity, students make a simple model of a cinder cone by pouring a granular material such as rice bubbles into a conical pile and measuring its slope. This is then related to the shape and formation of cinder cone volcanoes.

STUDENT ACTIVITY - Home disaster kit –   In this activity, students select items to include in a home disaster kit in case of emergency and calculate how much food and water they will need to include in a disaster kit for their family.

Home disaster kit

STUDENT ACTIVITY - Home disaster kit – In this activity, students select items to include in a home disaster kit in case of emergency and calculate how much food and water they will need to include in a disaster kit for their family.

VIDEO CLIP - Dr Darren Gravley takes us into the field and describes the work of a geologist. Looking at a rocky outcrop. he describes what geologists are looking for and what the rocks can tell them about volcanic eruptions.

VIDEO CLIP - Dr Darren Gravley takes us into the field and describes the work of a geologist. Looking at a rocky outcrop. he describes what geologists are looking for and what the rocks can tell them about volcanic eruptions.

VIDEO CLIP - Professor Richard Price describes the theory of plate tectonics. He talks about the history of the ideas that make up the theory and describes how these ideas relate to volcanology.

VIDEO CLIP - Professor Richard Price describes the theory of plate tectonics. He talks about the history of the ideas that make up the theory and describes how these ideas relate to volcanology.

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