Teaching About Cascades Volcanoes - Education
Teachers have an important role in fostering student enthusiasm for volcanoes.
Many students have a natural curiosity about volcanoes. Encourage their interest and help them understand that living near a volcano is an opportunity for learning, as well as recreation and enjoyment.
Classroom teachers, emergency educators and others can do a lot to help prepare their communities for the next eruption of a nearby volcano. They can augment existing generalized curricula with educational materials, data, and preparedness information on this website.
Five good reasons to teach about Cascade volcanoes:
- Future Eruptions – Cascade volcanoes have erupted on average 1-2 times per century during the past 4000 years; future eruptions are certain.
- Community – Teaching about Cascade volcanoes helps students to understand the connection between volcanoes and their community – past, present, and future.
- Preparedness – Knowledgeable students and teachers can help to develop preparedness strategies for their schools and communities.
- Current Events – Volcano studies bring opportunities to explore current events in the Earth Sciences.
- Resources – Opportunities and resources abound for teaching and learning about local volcanoes in accordance with state standards.
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