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Ch 8: Volcanoes: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Volcanoes chapter of this Earth Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about volcanoes. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach the characteristics and processes of volcanoes required in a typical earth science course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other earth science work.
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  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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This chapter of our earth 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 types of volcanoes, pyroclastic flow, volcanic hazards or any other volcanoes topic
  • Have limited time for studying
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  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their volcanoes unit
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  • Want to get ahead in earth science
  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

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Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the nature of volcanoes and volcanic eruptions.
  • Identify the three major types of volcanoes.
  • Name the main gases released during a volcanic eruption.
  • Describe the flow of pyroclastic materials.
  • Explain how volcanic landforms form.
  • Discuss the different types of volcanic hazards and explore ways to prevent these hazards.

14 Lessons in Chapter 8: Volcanoes: Tutoring Solution
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What is a Volcano? - Definition & Eruptions

1. What is a Volcano? - Definition & Eruptions

A volcano is an opening in the Earth's surface where very hot substances such as lava, molten rocks, and gases escape. Learn about the definition of volcanoes, the magma and lava, as well as the origin of the name 'volcano', and explore the different classifications of volcanoes.

Types of Volcanoes: Shield, Cinder Cones & Composite Cones

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

A volcano is an opening in the earth's crust that may eject lava, hot vapor and gas. Learn about the different types of volcanoes including composite cones, shield, and cinder cones.

Volcanic Eruption: Gases Released & Their Effects

3. Volcanic Eruption: Gases Released & Their Effects

Volcanic eruptions can cause a lot more damage than just lava. Learn about the gases associated with volcanic eruptions as well as the effects they have on the atmosphere such as water vapor, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and more.

The Flow of Pyroclastic Materials

4. The Flow of Pyroclastic Materials

Pyroclastic flow is a dense conglomerate of fragmented materials and gas that travels down volcano slopes after an eruption. Discover the dangers of and different types of flow through volcanic particles and papilla, 'Nuée Ardentes and ignimbrite, and the infamous pyroclastic surge.

Volcanic Landforms: Types & Formation

5. Volcanic Landforms: Types & Formation

Volcanic eruptions are one of the strongest forces on earth and can completely alter the surrounding landscape. Learn more about the features of volcanoes, such as crates, calderas, and lava domes and plateaus, and how they are formed.

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

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

Volcanic hazards are volcanic processes that threaten life or destroy land or infrastructure. Learn about the volcanic hazards including lava flows, pyroclastic flows, pyroclastic surges, and tephra.

Volcanic Hazards & Prevention: Landslides, Lahars & Tsunamis

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

Volcanic hazards occur when a volcano erupts, starting dangerous geologic processes that can threaten life, destroy property, and flatten infrastructure. Learn about volcanic hazards such as landslides, lahars, and tsunamis, and explore how the loss of life from them may be preventable through early warning systems.

Composite Volcano: Definition, Facts & Examples

8. Composite Volcano: Definition, Facts & Examples

The earth is not a quiet place, covered with plates in constant motion. Volcanoes come in all shapes and sizes, depending on where and how they have formed. In this lesson, we will look at composite volcanoes, including how and where they form, and where on earth they can be located.

Pumice: Definition, Uses & Facts

9. Pumice: Definition, Uses & Facts

An extrusive igneous rock formed by and outside of a volcanic eruption, pumice is a vesicular textured rock characterized by thousands of tiny holes that also make it extremely light. Learn more about the definition of pumice and its structure, its many industrial uses, and other interesting facts.

What is a Landslide? - Definition, Causes & Facts

10. What is a Landslide? - Definition, Causes & Facts

A landslide occurs when a large mass of soil, rocks, or other debris moves down a hillside or slope. Explore the definition, causes, and facts about landslides, including the different types, and recognize that landslides are not an equal opportunity disaster, with some areas more likely to be affected.

Stratovolcano: Definition, Formation & Facts

11. Stratovolcano: Definition, Formation & Facts

A stratovolcano is composed of alternating layers of ashes and lava. Explore the definition, formation, and facts about stratovolcanoes, review what happens in a volcano, and recognize the types of eruptions that can occur at stratovolcanoes.

Volcanic Deposits: Definition & Explanation

12. Volcanic Deposits: Definition & Explanation

Discover what happens to the landscape after a volcano erupts. Learn how deposits from volcanoes create mountains, islands and even precious minerals.

What Are Volcanoes? - Eruption, Types & Facts

13. What Are Volcanoes? - Eruption, Types & Facts

Explore volcanoes, from the fiery explosion of Mount St. Helens to the slow-flowing lava on Hawaii's 'Big Island.' Learn about how volcanoes form and how they are classified.

What is a Dormant Volcano? - Definition, Facts & Example

14. What is a Dormant Volcano? - Definition, Facts & Example

Volcanoes have three classifications: active, dormant, and extinct. Dormant volcanoes have not erupted recently, but are expected to erupt again, such as Mount St. Helens prior to its 1980 eruption. Discover dormant volcanoes, explore their definition and energy sources, and look at some modern examples.

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