ERIC Number: EJ722755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Wighting, Mervyn J.
Science Scope, v28 n6 p54-56 Mar 2005
When Mount St. Helens threatened to erupt again in 2004, it grabbed headlines and captured the imagination of the country. Science classrooms nationwide used the event as an opportunity to make real-world connections to Earth science concepts introduced in the classroom. Thanks to modern technology, teachers no longer have to wait for the next eruption to take advantage of students natural interest in volcanoes. Using a variety of media, classes can now explore these forces of nature in a variety of ways--all from a safe distance! This article describes a variety of resources for teachers can use to launch in-depth studies of volcanoes--far from any hot ash or lava flows--online, in print, and on-screen. Brief lists of related resources; Web sites; and lesson plan links are also included.
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Earth Science, Science Education, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Volcanology, Internet, Educational Resources
National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201-3000. Tel: 800-722-6782 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.nsta.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A