Learning Objectives: Volcanoes
After completing this problem-based learning module on volcanoes and global climate change, students should be able to:
- Apply research skills to locate relevant data on an environmental issue.
- Use scientific data to support a position on volcanoes effects on global climate and/or weather.
- Know the differences among global climate change, global warming, and weather.
- Analyze data to identify trends occurring in volcanic eruptions and global climate change and weather impacts.
- Use scientific data to support a position on volcanic eruptions as an environmental issue.
- Describe the different types of volcanoes.Use satellite data to identify volcanoes that may have caused weather or climate effects.
- List types of gases emitted by a volcano and explain their possible impacts on global climate change and/or weather patterns.
- Explain possible human consequences of volcanic eruptions, including how volcanic eruptions affect weather and climate change.
- Describe the layers of Earth’s atmosphere and how characteristics of the layers affect volcanic ash and resulting weather effects.
- Related the compostion of volcanoes with structure, type, and eruption.