Mount Loki might erupt! But how can you tell? Take on the role of a geologist and see what eruption clues Mt. Loki has been giving. Make a decision about what kind of evacuation to order. The fate of the community is in your hands.
Groups: 3 students works best, but can be done with 1-2 students.
- Summarize the signs of an imposing volcanic eruption.
- Make a judgement call based on factors and predictions.
- Recognize that volcanic eruptions can sometimes be predicted, but not by the date/time.
- Recognize that volcanic eruptions differ in eruptive materials and how they affect the area.
- Identify technologies used to monitor volcanoes.
- Ask questions about difficult terms or for clarification on volcanic eruption topics.
- Students draw factor cards, choose an action, and draw an outcome. Students complete a data table to record the card facts and complete reflection questions. (student worksheet included)
- Follow Up Activity Suggestion: Volcano Warning System- Students can design a warning system based on the Survivor Game.
NGSS: MS-ESS3-2 (ESS3.B); MS-ESS2-2 (ESS2.A)