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Ch 22.6 Volcanoes

Ch 22.6 Volcanoes

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  • Describe the internal structure of a volcano and how volcanoes form
  • Relate type of volcanic eruption to the characteristics of magma
  • Describe the different types of volcanoes and where they are typically located
  • Describe several types of igneous features and how they are formed

Nevada Science Standards

E.12.C.1 Students know how successive rock strata and fossils can be used to confirm the age, history, and changing life forms of the Earth, including how this evidence is affected by the folding, breaking, and uplifting of layers. E/S 

E.12.C.2 Students understand the concept of plate tectonics including the evidence that supports it (structural, geophysical and paleontological evidence). E/S

Next Generation Science Standards

HS-ESS1-5. Evaluate evidence of the past and current movements of continental and oceanic crust and the theory of plate tectonics to explain the ages of crustal rocks.

HS-ESS2-1. Develop a model to illustrate how Earth’s internal and surface processes operate at different spatial and temporal scales to form continental and ocean-floor features.

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Video Clip: Yellowstone Super Volcano


Chapter 22.6 Volcanoes

Read Chapter 22.6 Volcanoes pg 690-696. Outline the reading in your Science Notebook & include major points and diagrams/tables.
You should focus on the following essential questions:
-How do volcanoes form
-Why are some volcanic eruptions quiet and some explosive
-Where are volcanoes found
-what landforms are formed from lava and magma


Source: prentice hall Physical Science - Concepts in Action

Chapter 22.6 Volcanoes pg 694-696


Source: Prentice Hall Physical Science - Concepts in Action

Online Activity - Dynamic Earth VOLCANOES

Go to the following website:


- Choose "Volcanoes and Hot Spots"

Video clip: How Volcanoes form

Watch video and take notes in your science notebook.

Visit site:

to learn more about volcanoes

Video clip: Shield Volcanoes

Watch video and take notes in your science notebook.

Source: discovery education

Video clip: Composite Volcanoes

Watch video and take notes in our science notebook.

Source: discovery education

video clip: Cinder Cone Volcanoes

Watch video and take notes in your science notebook

Source: discovery education

Full Video: Deep Inside the Volcano (optional)