Can you imagine being awakened from your sleep to see a curtain of fire from your backyard? This is what the residents of Heimaey, an island off the coast of Iceland, experienced on the night of January 23, 1973. - Video link included.
This assignment will revisit that scary night and the events following this eruption. Students will do basic math, draw a graph and answer questions regarding this event.
PS: I have taken students to Iceland three times and have taken thermal measurements on these experiences, so some data has been collected by students. My class is preparing to go back soon to see if the data has changed.