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Learner Activities: Volcanoes

Danger! Smoke! Heat! Lava! Ash!

These are some words that people use when they think about volcanoes. Find out more about volcanoes. Follow the links to the activities. Then, test yourself with the interesting games and puzzles listed at the bottom of this page.

Use these websites when you need to define a word about volcanoes:

Activity #1: Where are Earth’s volcanoes? Do their locations make a pattern? Find the volcanoes!

Click here for Activity #1 in HTML or Adobe Acrobat PDF

Activity #2: Why Does a Volcano Erupt? Where does a volcano get its power? Find out here!

Click here for Activity #2 in HTML or Adobe Acrobat PDF

Activity #3: Visit a Volcano. Learn about living near volcanoes. How can people prepare for the hazards?

Click here for Activity #3 in HTML or Adobe Acrobat PDF

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