Monitoring Active Volcanoes

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The fastest growing volcano in recorded history grew more than 150 meters in less than a week and to more than 424 meters in less than a decade. How do we safely monitor active volcanoes? Young scientists design an instrument to measure warning signs for an active volcano. Then they trade designs and build another group's design. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Research other ways of monitoring volcanoes
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider if you will be able to test the instruments created outside
  • Have a cart, shelf, or cabinet with materials groups can use to build the instruments
  • The final lesson in a seven-part series

  • Reading passage highlights vocabulary
  • Provided diagrams are easy to read

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