What causes explosive volcanoes to be explosive? What causes nonexplosive volcanoes to be non-explosive? What does this have to do with the 8 most important igneous rock forming minerals? Does this have anything to do with the temperature of the magma inside the magma chamber? Does this have anything to do with plate tectonics?
This is a PowerPoint presentation about Bowens Reaction Series. It goes hand-in-hand with my Bowens Reactions Series lab that also posted on Teacherspayteachers.com. I also use both of these in conjunction with the volcano from around the world project that is also posted!
Bowens Reaction Series is a difficult concept for students to grasp but once they do, it opens the door for some great, in-depth conversations about plate tectonics, rocks & minerals and volcanoes found around the world.