Volcanoes, An Introductory Unit of Study is designed to introduce students to some of the "hows" and "whys" concerning volcanoes and their eruptions. It may be used "as is" to give an overview of the subject, or as a springboard to launch into a deeper study with some supplemental materials. A glossary has been included to help with some of the more common terms.
Topic titles include: Why do Volcanoes Explode?, Boggle the Mind, Types of Volcanoes, A Diagram of a Shield Volcano, Getting to the Bottom of It, Don't Blow Your Stack, Volcanic Benefits, Volcanic Match-Up, Let Off Some Steam, Myths and Volcanoes, Blow Your Top.
A number of assignments, an experiment, and a Quiz (& Key) help to round out the unit.