Students model Earth's tectonic plate movement and explore the relationship between these movements and different types of volcanoes.
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Visit NASA's Space Place to learn about volcanoes and answer questions about volcanic eruptions.
The students will review the NASA Space Place video, "What are Tectonic Plates?", and answer questions about tectonic plates.
Are you looking for a data story to use with your students that demonstrates the interaction of the geosphere and atmosphere in the form of volcanic eruptions? Consider using the following resources in your classroom today!
Learn about volcanic ash and watch a visualization of the Calbuco volcano to see how ash travels around the world.
The radar measurements made by NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory are sensitive to whether land surfaces are frozen or thawed. Students analyze two maps of SMAP data to make inferences about changes to the Arctic's Geosphere showing spring thaw.