Section II, Unit 2:  Volcanoes
Assignment 4: Abilities: (what you learned):
 After completing this unit you should be able to:
1.- Explain Hawaiian volcanism in terms of plate tectonics.
2.- Explain Shield Volcanoes, Volcanic Domes, Cinder Cones, Composite Volcanoes, and give examples of each type.
3.- Locate on a map the Cascade Range volcanic belt and name three volcanoes of this region.
4.- Characterize your favorite Cascade Range volcano.
5.- Describe the  1991 Mount Pinatubo event including: (a) A synoptic description of the disaster; (b) Causes of the disaster; (c) Occurrence in terms of geological setting; (d) Social and economic impact of the disaster; and (e) Mitigation of the disaster (f) Your personal suggestions for prevention and recovery of the disaster. Check this website
6.- Speculate on  the Popocatepetl Volcano  as a  potential natural disaster.
7.- Distinguish the degree of hazardous of each volcanic type.
8.- Explain the concept of volcanic activity and distinguish between active, dormant and extinct volcanoes.
9.- Discuss the usefulness in urban development of knowing the volcanic activity.
10.- What is the potential threat to our area of volcanic activity? Explain.
11.- Compare the volcanic activity in Yellowstone and the Island of Hawaii, noting similarities and differences.
12.- Cite current and recent volcanic activity.
13.- Explain how scientists are able to predict when some volcanoes will erupt
14.- Tell which is the most violent type of volcanic eruption
15.-  Explain how do volcanoes help scientists learn about the earth's interior
16.- Discuss the Ring of Fire
17.- Discuss how  the plate tectonics theory explain the location of most volcanoes
18.-List and describe the three basic kinds of materials that may erupt from a volcano