Ch 4: Understanding Volcanoes: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Understanding Volcanoes chapter of this Middle School Earth Science: Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about volcanoes. These simple and fun video lessons are about five minutes long and they teach all about the types of volcanoes and eruptions required in a typical middle school earth science course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other middle school earth 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 Middle School Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about volcanoes and earn better grades. This resource can help those students who:

  • Struggle with understanding volcano definition, eruptions, volcanic gases or any other volcano topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their earth science learning
  • Prefer learning earth science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their volcanoes unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in middle school earth 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 earth 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

  • Study the definition and eruptions of volcanoes.
  • Learn the types of volcanos.
  • Understand the effects of volcanic eruption gases.
  • Explore the flow of pyroclastic materials.
  • Know about the types and formation of volcanic landforms.
  • Understand lava flow and how to prevent volcanic hazards.
  • Discover how the types of volcanic hazards and how to prevent them.

7 Lessons in Chapter 4: Understanding 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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