Four Mountains WebQuest Page of Resources for Experts!

| Introduction | Task | Process | Resources & Expert's Page | Evaluation |

Mauna Kea Location | St. Helens Location |
Paricutan Location | Mt. Everest Location |

 

Mauna Kea Location
(Shield Volcanoes) :

  1. Learn the basic structure of a volcano
  2. What makes a volcano erupt? A ThinkQuest site
  3. Look at this USGS site about shield volcanoes
  4. ThinkQuest's information on shield volcanoes
  5. ThinkQuest's explanation
  6. Volcano World's information about shield volcanoes
  7. Hawaiian Center of Volcanology- Mauna Kea information
  8. A USGS News article about an earthquake at Mauna Kea
  9. Movies of Kilauea
  10. See this drawing that compares a composite/stratovolcano with a shield volcano
  11. Advantages of volcanoes- a ThinkQuest site
  12. UC Berkeley list of mountains by type
  13. Volcano World's List of World Volcanoes
  14. USGS diagrams of the 4 main types of volcanoes!!!
  15. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory- images, facts, the latest information!
  16. Take a virtual tour of Hawaiian volcanoes
  17. Kilauea information
  18. Mauna Kea information

 

Extra Links of Interest

 

Mt. St. Helens Location
(Stratovolcanoes or Composite Volcano) :


  1. Learn the basic structure of a volcano
  2. What makes a volcano erupt? A ThinkQuest site
  3. ThinkQuest's explanation of a strato/composite volcano
  4. Look at this USGS website for information and pictures of stratovolcanoes! Click through at least 5 of the slides.
  5. Look at this USGS fact page about stratovolcanoes
  6. Volcano World's List of World Volcanoes.
  7. What are the chances of future eruptions at Mt. St. Helens?
  8. History of St. Helens area community
  9. List of questions and answers about St. Helens
  10. UC Berkeley list of mountains by type
  11. USGS diagrams of the 4 main types of volcanoes!!!
  12. Take a virtual tour of Mt. Saint Helens
  13. See the interior of Mt. St. Helens

Extra Links of Interest

 

Paricutin Location
( C indercone Volcano) :


Paricutin, 1946. Photograph by K. Segerstrom, U.S. Geological Survey.

  1. Learn the basic structure of a volcano
  2. What makes a volcano erupt? A ThinkQuest site
  3. Learn the basic facts about cindercone volcanoes at the Volcano World site. Click through at least 5 of the slides.
  4. ThinkQuest's explanation - all about cinder-cones
  5. Mauna Kea, in Hawaii, is also has cindercones growing on its flanks. Read more about it!
  6. Learn the basic parts of a generic volcano!
  7. UC Berkeley list of mountains by type
  8. The volcano in the farm field, Mexico.
  9. Paricutin, according to Volcano World.
  10. Advantages of volcanoes- a ThinkQuest site
  11. USGS diagrams of the 4 main types of volcanoes!!!
  12. Volcano in Nicaragua
  13. Volcano World's info on Paricutin

Mt. Everest Location!

  1. How did Mount Everest start?
  2. Go to Nova's Everest site - find out about the Tethys Sea
  3. The Himalayas: Two continents collide
  4. What sea was there before Mt. Everest? Where is the sea floor now?
  5. Learn all about Sagarmatha National Park- home of Mt. Everest
  6. An interactive map up Everest- from the Tech Museum in San Jose, CA
  7. Just the Facts- great facts about Mt. Everest
  8. A ThinkQuest site: The Himalayas: "Where Earth Meets Sky"
  9. An image from the summit of Mount Everest- a Nova Site
  10. A panoramic picture of the area around Mount Everest- a Nova Site
  11. The Mount Everest Interactive Tour The San Jose Tech Museum has prepared an outstanding ShockWave tour of an ascent up Mt. Everest. The tour starts at Kathmandu, passes through base camp, and heads up to the summit.
  12. Information about each camp and location going up the South Summit
  13. South Summit Map- Mount Everest
  14. The Yellow Band is a layer of rocks on Mount Everest!
  15. Peakware's chart of the 8000m peaks
  16. Lohtse & Nuptse heights (scroll down the page- 5 paragraphs down) Peakware info
  17. Mt. Everest facts according to Peakware

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So, just what is a tectonic plate? Use the Encarta CD and the Volcano World website on tectonic plates

Go to the Evaluations Page or "Process" page to get your required rubrics! (Your teacher may also have the rubrics prepared for you!)

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