Description

Mount St. Helens is an important geologic monument for hikers, tourists, and different groups of scientists.

The eruption that began on May 18, 1980, provided an opportunity to closely watch a volcano in action and how the devastated area was changed and has since begun to recover. I will talk about the eruptions and the tools volcanologists use to learn about the volcano, and to watch out for future activity.

 

 

Key Questions

What happened on May 18, 1980, and what did scientists learn?

What are the different hazards at volcanoes?

How do volcanologists monitor volcanoes?

What does a volcanologist do?

How can you become a volcanologist or geologist?

Expected Outcomes

Students will learn what one of the many diverse careers in science looks like, and how much fun it can be!

Using Mount St. Helens as the main example, they will learn some of the volcanic hazards in the United States and around the world, the different ways to study and monitor these dangers to keep people safe. 

Documents

Curriculum Alignment

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about 11 months ago Janine Krippner

For a list of volcanology teaching resources and fun activities go here: http://inthecompanyofvolcanoes.blogspot.com/2016/02/volcanology-teaching-resources.html

Thursday, 29 September 2016
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about 11 months ago June Weissman

Thank you! We are looking forward to your visit! June Weissman

Friday, 30 September 2016
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about 11 months ago Janine Krippner

Hello everyone! I am excited to chat with you all tomorrow. I will be giving a 20-30 minute presentation then I will be happy to answer any questions about volcanoes or having a career in science. See you tomorrow!

Monday, 10 October 2016

Completed Date

 10/11/2016 2:00 PM   Eastern Time

Duration

 00:50

Presenter

Janine Krippner

Invitee

June Weissman ABRAHAM LINCOLN

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Annice Wycoff

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Alan Van Divort JORDAN HIGH

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Melissa Carpenter CROSS TIMBERS MIDDLE

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Kristy Jackson WEST PUTNAM ELEMENTARY

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Jim Crowley BUENA TERRA ELEMENTARY

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Tanya Watkins

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Hubert Ham

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tod hackett

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Shanna Nunez PINEVILLE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

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Molly Attebery MONTGOMERY EL
Classes
Not Available  
Grades
Grade 6 To 8  
Career Clusters
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics  
No. of Students
Not Available  
Topic
Watching and Learning from Mount St. Helens Volcano
Sub Topic
Not Available  
Industry
geology   earth science   STEM  
Skills/Specialties
Volcanoes   geology   Natural hazards   Science   Women in STEM   Eruptions