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NASA Earth Observatory
Great resource for information on volcanoes and earthquakes with stunning images of volcanoes and eruptions.

Climate Kids: Eyes on Earth: NASA’s Eyes on Earth
Get student-friendly site with lots of information and interactive features on climate change.

National Geographic
Nature’s Fury site for volcanoes with links to classroom ideas, eye in the sky news, and history of satellites, and more.

Anneberg Interactives: Volcanoes: Can We Predict Volcanic Eruptions?
Easy to read information videoclips on melting rocks, plate tectonics, and volcanic eruptions.

Discovery Kids: Volcano
Student-friendly format includes information about plate tectonics, the ring of fire, types of volcanoes, and a virtual volcano option where students can build their own volcano and watch it erupt.

National Geographic Videos: Volcanoes
Many stunning videos of lava flows, eruptions, and different types of volcanoes around the world.

Discovery Channel Videos
A playlist of videos showing volcanic eruptions, plate tectonics clips, lava flow videos, underwater volcanoes, the ring of fire, and more.

Weather Whiz Kids: Volcanoes
Lots of information on types of volcanoes and eruptions.

National Geographic: Quiz Your Noodle: Volcanoes
Students take a fun, interactive quiz to test their knowledge of volcanoes. The quiz gives them feedback with each question.

Volcano World
Links to sites for students and teachers. Also has a list of volcanoes of the world that can be used if students need practice plotting latitude and longitude. The volcanoes can be mapped according to type, which is also listed on the table.

USGS: Volcano Hazards Program
U.S. volcanoes and activity alerts, hazards programs, clickable map with volcano locations, webcam reports, videoclips, photoglossary, and more.


Savage Earth animation of Earth’s Layers and Movements


USGS: Volcanic Ash: What It Can Do and How to Prevent Damage
Information on volcanic ash and aerosols with printable brochures.

National Geographic Videos: Volcanoes 101
Great video of erupting volcanoes, with narration explaining features and types of volcanoes with examples.

Links to Volcano Observatories

Alaskan Observatory

USGS: Casades Volcanoes Observatory

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Yellowstone Volcano Observatory