Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Videos Covering Redoubt Eruptions

Something to have up and running as your students enter the room!

Grabbing the Moment

Redoubt Volcano 21 April 1990

I believe teachers should grab a teaching moment when it appears. Scrap what you had planned for the day and go with the flow.


Here's a couple of good lesson ideas:
  1. If you do Science Journaling, have them write at least 10 facts down as you project different websites about Redoubt. Then ask them to respond to a question, such as, What would we do if we lived within range of this ash cloud? What should your family do? How would you feel if you lived really close to this type of volcano?
  2. Or just have them do the above on notebook paper and hand in as a daily assignment.
  3. Grab a map of the world and start having your students map the world's currently erupting volcanoes. Add in earthquakes for good measure and you have a good basis for your Plate Tectonics unit! Or review if you've already BT, DT. (Been There, Done That!)

Here are a bunch of great links:

  1. Volcanic Ash: What it can do & how to prevent damage http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/ash/
  2. (3/23/09) Full details on today's Redoubt Volcano Eruptions: http://www.avo.alaska.edu/a...
  3. Geology.com: always a good place to go for Geology updates: http://tinyurl.com/czjldj
  4. Redoubt Volcano WebCam: http://tinyurl.com/d4uqxb
  5. Current World Volcanic Eruptions Data: Volcano World: http://volcanoworld.wordpress.com/category/volcano-activity-reports/
  6. Current World Earthquake Activity: USGS: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/

Have fun grabbing the Teaching Moment!

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