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Volcanoes: global - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a world map showing significant volcanic eruptions in historic times. Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore the map as spatial data. They can investigate this map alone or add other map layers. Students use shape tools to measure area and distance, and they can also search for images. ...

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Earthquakes and volcanoes

What is the common link between earthquakes, volcanoes, and tidal waves? Watch the damage caused by these catastrophic events and explore evidence that the Earth's continents have moved and are constantly moving. Find out the role that forming 'a new crust' plays in this movement.

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Volcanoes: birth, life and death

This is a short animated sequence with a voice-over covering the internal structure and activity of a volcano. It is suitable for upper primary students.

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Iceland's volcanic eruption, 2010

Imagine an ash cloud so big that it stopped all plane flights over much of Europe for almost a week. That is what happened in 2010 when Iceland's volcano called Eyjafjallajokull erupted explosively, sending black ash 6000 metres into the air. Find out from this clip what caused the eruption, why it led to widespread disruption ...

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Volcanoes [includes spoken instructions]

Look at photos of active volcanoes. Direct a robot as it is lowered inside a volcano. Measure temperature changes and look at rock structures. Collect rock samples from the crater, vent, column and magma chamber. Match the samples with their original locations.

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Plate tectonics and earth structure - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea introduces students to geology. They learn about the Earth's structure and theories of plate tectonics. Students are supported in making links between plate tectonics and geological features and events. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

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Volcanoes

This collection of 18 digital curriculum resources is organised into four categories - active volcanoes, effects of volcanic eruptions, a volcano on Mars, and tectonic plates. There are images of well-known active volcanoes and volcanic effects, learning objects that enable investigation of tectonic forces and plate movements ...

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Forest secrets

This website presents information about Victoria's tall timber forests, home of the mighty mountain ash, 'Eucalyptus regnans'.

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Volcanic eruptions at Mount Ruapehu

Imagine a volcano erupting kilometres away. You are afraid, worried for the safety of yourself and others. Paul Willis presents the work of New Zealand volcanologists conducting research at Mount Ruapehu, a volcano with a history of devastating lahar (water, sediment and rocks) flows. Learn more about lahar flows and the ...

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Below Earth's crust

Imagine tunnelling deep, deep below the Earth's surface. What do you think you would find thousands of kilometres down? Watch this clip to find out what is inside the Earth, what it's made up of and how hot it is. Find out about earthquakes, volcanoes, and geysers, and how they help us to understand about the composition ...

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Some mountains are still growing!

Did you know that the mountains of New Zealand are still slowly growing higher and that Australia is gradually moving towards the equator? Discover how the forces constantly at work within the Earth's crust continue to bring change at the surface. Learn through models how rocks are bent and folded or sometimes crack and ...

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Tsunamis

Discover what powerful force triggers a tsunami. In this clip you will see the damage caused by tsunami, and find out why it occurred. Learn about what is happening on the ocean floor and the connection between tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes and tectonic plates. See how a warning centre is working to keep people safe ...

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Volcanoes and people

Imagine living in the shadow of a volcano? Well, millions of people do in Naples, Italy, where a massive volcano called Vesuvius exists. This clip explores the dangers posed by volcanoes and investigates some recent and ancient eruptions. Find out some misconceptions about volcanoes and discover how science is helping prevent ...

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Piecing together the puzzle of plate tectonics

In this clip, seismologist Roderick Stewart provides some firsthand information about data that helps us understand volcanic and earthquake activity. Find out the link between tectonic plate theory and seismology's study of the location of earthquakes and volcanoes. See how seismology helps us to understand Earth's structure.

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Sleeping giant awakens on Montserrat

The small Caribbean island of Montserrat is home to a volcano that lay dormant for over 300 years until it erupted in 1995. See how years of volcanic activity on the island has changed the landscape. Find out about pyroclastic flows and how dome volcanoes form.

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Give me a home among the snow gums

The Australian Alps are home to some of Australia's most familiar animals and plants, and some of its rarest. Here you will find grey kangaroos, wombats, the snow gum and two of Australia's endangered species: the Mountain Pygmy-possum and the Corroboree Frog.

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A peak into Australia's alpine region

The Australian Alps are a landscape of mountain ranges and peaks, low foothills and forested valleys. It is the place that inspired the poem 'The Man from Snowy River'. Watch this clip to find out more about the Australian Alps and the animals that inhabit this area.

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Earth

This learning object provides an introduction to the study of geology. Simple animations provide information about the inner structure of the Earth and the formation of tectonic plates; earthquakes; volcanoes and tsunamis. Each object includes a world map that shows diaster ‘hot spots’ where an a PDF document ‘The story ...

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Primary Connections: Creators and destroyers

This comprehensive teacher resource focuses on volcanic activity on the Earth’s surface. Students explore how volcanoes are formed, how the viscosity of lava effects the shape of volcanoes, the benefits and risks of living near a volcano and how volcanic activity is related to the structure of the Earth. The unit is based ...

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Climbing Mt Batur: level 2

Climb Mt Batur on the island of Bali. Start from a hotel, visit a village and the base of the volcano. Climb in three stages to reach the summit. Along the way, meet local people and get hints to help with your journey. Note geographical features of the area. Talk with your local guide and respond to comments and questions. ...