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Ch 5: AP Environmental Science - Volcanoes: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Volcanoes chapter of this AP Environmental Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about volcano causes and types. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the topics involving volcanoes required in a typical AP Environmental Science course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other AP Environmental Science work.
  • Identify the volcano concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our AP Environmental Science tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about volcanoes and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding lava and pyroclastic flow, cinder and composite cones, volcanic landforms or any other volcano topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their science learning
  • Prefer learning science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their volcano unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in AP Environmental Science
  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about volcanoes simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live environmental science tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about volcanoes on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Define volcanoes.
  • List the different types of volcanoes.
  • Describe the effects of volcanic eruptions.
  • Explain how volcanic landforms come about.
  • Learn how volcanic hazards can be prevented.

9 Lessons in Chapter 5: AP Environmental Science - Volcanoes: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is a Volcano? - Definition & Eruptions

1. What is a Volcano? - Definition & Eruptions

Volcanoes are vents that allow lava, rock fragments and gases to escape from layers beneath the earth's surface. Learn how volcanoes form both on land and underwater and why they erupt.

Types of Volcanoes: Shield, Cinder Cones & Composite Cones

2. Types of Volcanoes: Shield, Cinder Cones & Composite Cones

The earth ejects lava, rock fragments, hot vapor and gases during volcanic eruptions. Volcanoes vary based on size, shape, composition and eruptive style. Learn about the different types of volcanoes, such as shield, cinder cone and composite cone.

Volcanic Eruption: Gases Released & Their Effects

3. Volcanic Eruption: Gases Released & Their Effects

Volcanic eruptions emit water vapor and toxic gases into the atmosphere. Learn about the gases emitted from an erupting volcano, such as carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, hydrochloric acid and carbon monoxide and their effects in this video lesson.

The Flow of Pyroclastic Materials

4. The Flow of Pyroclastic Materials

A pyroclastic flow is the flow of volcanic ash, gases and fragments following a volcanic eruption. Learn about the types of pyroclastic flows and the materials that make them up and contribute to their fluid nature.

Volcanic Landforms: Types & Formation

5. Volcanic Landforms: Types & Formation

Volcanic eruptions pull materials up from deep within the earth to form various volcanic landforms, such as lava domes, lava plateaus, fissure eruptions, craters and calderas. Learn about these volcanic landforms and how they are created.

Lava Flow, Pyroclastic Flow, Pyroclastic Surge & Tephra: Preventing Volcanic Hazards

6. Lava Flow, Pyroclastic Flow, Pyroclastic Surge & Tephra: Preventing Volcanic Hazards

Volcanic hazards are any type of volcanic process that leads to destruction or threatens life. Learn about specific volcanic hazards including lava flows, pyroclastic flows, pyroclastic surges and tephra and measures used to prevent or reduce damage

Volcanic Hazards & Prevention: Landslides, Lahars & Tsunamis

7. Volcanic Hazards & Prevention: Landslides, Lahars & Tsunamis

Volcanic hazards are any volcanic process that can damage property or threaten life. Learn about volcanic hazards, such as landslides that can trigger lahars and tsunamis, and ways to prevent these hazards from threatening people's lives.

Island Arc: Definition & Formation

8. Island Arc: Definition & Formation

Island arcs are abundant in the Pacific Ocean and make up a part of the famous Ring of Fire. These islands are volcanoes that have formed on the ocean floor and are accompanied by deep trenches.

What is a Shield Volcano? - Definition, Facts & Examples

9. What is a Shield Volcano? - Definition, Facts & Examples

A shield volcano is an impressive thing. By volume and area, these giants are the biggest volcanoes on earth - but the largest one known is actually on another planet. Learn all about them in this lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
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