Section II, Unit 2:  Volcanoes
 Activities (This you must do): 
Enrich your geological vocabulary by reviewing and familiarizing yourself with the terms on p.19 of your textbook.
Have a look at volcanoes as natural disasters.
Visit your favorite Cascade Range volcano and learn its main features and the history of its eruptive activity.
look at the current activity of Mount St. Helens: click here
Visit your favorite volcano in the world and characterize it and describe its eruptive activity.
Learn to distinguish between shield volcanoes and stratovolcanoes
Review some earthquake terminology
Learn about Volcanic Hazards
Investigate how volcanoes acquire their shape: Do this exercise <http://www.neiu.edu/~kbartels/VolcanoModule/ShapesOfVolcanoes.htm>
Learn about some Case Histories
Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia || Popocatépetl Volcano, Mexico ||  Stromboli Volcano, Italy || Virtual Visit to Stromboli || Mount St. Helens, Washington  || Yellowstone, one of the world’s largest active volcanic systems,

Olympus Mons is an extinct volcano in Mars, and the largest known volcano in the solar system. It rises about 16.5 miles above the surface of the planet, and is 372 miles from edge to edge at the base --larger than the state of Washington! The crater in the center is 40 miles wide from rim to rim.
 


View of Popocatépetl Volcano, Mexico