Stratovolcano: Definition, Formation & Facts Video


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What eruption type at stratovolcanoes produces tall ash columns that collapse to form pyroclastic flows?

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1. What is a stratovolcano?

2. What is the name of the deposits made of hardened tephra?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Stratovolcanoes are a specific type of volcano with unique characteristics, and the combination of the quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you to identify and recall the facts about these particular volcanoes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Types of eruptions that occur at stratovolcanoes
  • Elements of stratovolcanoes
  • Causes of explosive eruptions
  • Term for deposits made of hardened tephra

Skills Practiced

These tools will measure your skills of:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding stratovolcanoes
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as eruption, tephra and pyroclastic flow
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about types of eruptions from the related lesson

Additional Learning

Be sure that you have learned all of the important information by reviewing the lesson titled Stratovolcano: Definition, Formation & Facts. These objectives will be covered in this lesson:

  • Identify specific volcanoes
  • Distinguish between various types of eruptions
  • Know about the history of world volcanic activity