Ch 10: Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 10: Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity

About This Chapter

The Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity chapter of this Prentice Hall Earth Science Textbook Companion Course helps students learn essential earth science lessons of volcanoes and other igneous activity. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in Prentice Hall Earth Science Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the volcanoes and other igneous activity topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, re-watch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Types of volcanoes
  • Volcanic eruptions
  • Volcanic landforms
  • Plutonic igneous rock vs. volcanic rock
  • Magma

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5 Lessons in Chapter 10: Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 10: Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity
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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.

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 Landforms: Types & Formation

3. 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.

Volcanic vs Plutonic Igneous Rocks: Definition and Differences

4. 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.

Magma: Definition & Formation

5. Magma: Definition & Formation

Magma is molten rock found below the earth's surface. The temperature at which a rock melts is affected by its composition, pressure and water. Learn how magma forms and how it either feeds volcanoes or cools and crystallizes into igneous rock.

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