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Ch 17: Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 18: Volcanism

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The Volcanism chapter of this Glencoe Earth Science course helps students learn essential earth science lessons about volcanoes. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Volcanism textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe Earth Science Volcanism chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the volcano topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn about:

  • Types of volcanic landforms and volcanoes
  • Effects of released gases during eruptions
  • Differences between volcanic and plutonic igneous rocks
  • Volcanic hazards and their prevention

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6 Lessons in Chapter 17: Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 18: Volcanism
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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.

Volcanic Landforms: Types & Formation

2. 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.

Types of Volcanoes: Shield, Cinder Cones & Composite Cones

3. 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

4. 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.

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

5. 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 vs Plutonic Igneous Rocks: Definition and Differences

6. Volcanic vs Plutonic Igneous Rocks: Definition and Differences

Volcanic and plutonic rocks are types of igneous rock. Volcanic rocks form when lava cools and solidifies on Earth, and plutonic rocks form when magma cools and solidifies below Earth. Learn about different characteristics of these igneous rocks.

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