Each week on Tuesday at 11:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time, join us live for activities that will get you thinking about volcanoes of the Pacific Northwest. You can view and use past Volcano Tuesdays presentations and activities anytime at the links below!
Grades: K-5 (learners of all ages are welcome!)
Videos will last at least 30 minutes, sometimes longer.
What happens when volcanoes go "Kaboom" and eject ash into the atmosphere? Where and how can ash fall? How can we learn to better prepare communities that live near volcanoes? Learn about the impacts of volcanic ash.
Join us with our guest Alysa Adams, interpretive ranger at Washington State Parks. What happened during the 1980 eruption? What was the significance of this eruption and what have we learned since?
May 18, 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. Yet, how did this eruption compare to other eruptions in the lifespan of this volcano? How old is Mount St. Helens? How frequently has Mount St. Helens erupted in the past? Learn about important milestones in the eruptive history of Mount St. Helens through our interactive timeline activity.
Why do some volcanoes go "Kaboom" and others spew lava more slowly? Learn about how the chemistry of magma beneath the surface affects the style of eruption we experience on the surface.
Learn about how the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens affected the landscape! Think about how the animals living at Mount St. Helens experienced the 1980 eruption. What animals could have survived the eruption?
Why do volcanoes exist in certain parts of the world and not others? What's underneath a volcano? Investigate these questions and build a subduction zone model!
Learn about volcanoes from the perspective of people who live on or near volcanoes through art.
Learn about the parts of a volcano! Reflect on your personal growth and goals and create a portrait of yourself as a volcano. How can you - like a volcano- make an impact on the world?
Learn about the events of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens: the warning signs which preceded the eruption and the events that occurred on May 18, 1980 through movement.