Process

Process

You will be assigned a group of expert scientists to help you discover your information for your investigation. There will be 3-4 students in each group. There will be 4 teams of scientists. Sources for your investigation have been found.

Each team will complete all of their tasks. Be sure and take notes while finding all of your information. After you have completed the tasks, discuss with the other groups what you have discovered. Remember you want lots of good information for your readers!

Group 1

Step 1.      Follow the links below to help you find what the basic kinds of volcanoes are.  Each group member will research their assigned type of volcano. This will help you to write a story for your newspaper.

Team Members

A.    Kelly- Lava Volcano

1.      How is a Lava Volcano characterized?

2.      Is Mt. Popocatepetl a Lava Volcano? Support with evidence.

B.     Vincent- Shield Volcano

1.      How is a Shield Volcano Characterized?

2.      Is Mt. Popocatepetl a Shield Volcano? Support with evidence.

C.     Michael- Composite/Stratovolcano

1.      How is a Composite/Stratovolcano characterized?

2.      Is Mt. Popocatepetl a Composite/Stratovolcano? Support with evidence.

Step 2.      Write what each type of volcano is and describe each one of them. Descriptions are necessary for your readers to understand all about them. You may draw pictures of them also.

Step 3.      As a group, compare your finding and identify the type of volcano that fits Mt. Popocatepetl.

step 4.      Write up a News Report, including type, shape and supporting physical characteristics to diagnose Mt. Popocatepetl  in Microsoft Publisher

Step 5.      Print your News Report and give to Group 2

http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-volcano.htm

http://library.thinkquest.org/17457/english.html

http://volcano.oregonstate.edu

http://volcano.und.edu/volcanoes.html

http://pubs.usgs.gove/gip/volc/cover2/html

Group 2

Step 1.      Follow the links below to help you find what the basic parts of volcanoes are. Each group member will research their assigned parts of a volcano. This will help you to write a story for your newspaper.

Team Members 

A.    Sam- Magma, Lava, Vent, Cone, Crater, Ash Cloud

1.      How are the effects of the Magma, Lava and Ash Cloud similar or   different?

2.      What are the function of the Vent, Cone and Crater?

B.     Nelly- Parasitic cone, Flank, Conduit, Sill, Throat

1.      How does a parasitic cone affect the volcano?

2.      What are the functions of the flank, conduit, sill and throat of the volcano?

C.     Sabina- Summit, Base, Branch pipe, Dike

1.      How does the summit, base, pipe, and dike effect the volcano?

2.      What are the functions of the pipe and dike?

Step 2.      Each one of you needs to identify, draw and label the parts of a volcano and describe the function of each one of them.

Step 3.      When Group 1 reporters identify the type of volcano, your group will identify parts of Mt. Popocatepetl.

Step 4.      As a group, write up a News Report on your findings in Microsoft Publisher

Step 5.      Print your News Report and give to Group 3.

http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-volcano.htm

http://library.thinkquest.org/17457/english.html

http://volcano.oregonstate.edu

http://volcano.und.edu/volcanoes.html

http://pubs.usgs.gove/gip/volc/cover2/html

Group 3

Step 1.      Follow the links below to help you find the effect of volcanoes. Each group member will research their assigned effect of a volcano. This will help you to write a story for your newspaper.

Team Members

A.    Inna-Cloud of Ash

1.      What are the most common effects of a cloud of ash following a volcanic eruption

2.      What are the long term effects of a cloud of ask following a volcanic eruption

B.     Eugene-Poisonous Gases

1.      What are the most common effects of poisonous gases following a volcanic eruption?

2.      What are the long term effects of poisonous gases following a volcanic eruption?

C.     Alex- Lava Flow

1.       What are the most common effects of lava flow following a volcanic eruption?

2.      What are the long term effects of lava flow following a volcanic eruption?

Step 2.      Write the common effect of volcanoes and describe how each one works. Descriptions are necessary for your readers to understand all about them. You may draw pictures of them also.

Step 3.      Given Group 1 and 2’s finding, identify the potential effects of Mt. Popocatepetl’s eruption.

Step 4.      As a group, write up a News Report on your findings in Microsoft Publisher

Step 5.      Print your News Report and give to Group 4.

http://www.volcanoes.com/

http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/

http://library.thinkquest.org/17457/english.html

http://volcano.oregonstate.edu

http://volcano.und.edu/volcanoes.html

Group 4

Step 1.      Follow the links below to help you find the history of Mt. Popocatepetl’s eruptions. Each group member will research their assigned history of a volcano. This will help you to write a story for your newspaper.

Team Members

A.    Tanya- Historical Eruptions

1.      What are the significant eruptions in the past?

2.      How was the last eruption treated

B.     Sharron-Historical Geography

1.      How does the area and landscape affect the volcano?

2.      How has the volcanic eruptions effected the landscape?

C.     Teresa- Historical Legend.

1.       What is the legend of Mt. Popocatepetl

2.       What is its significance and its connection to another nearby extinct volcano?

Step 2.      When Group 1,2 and 3 reporters identify the type, parts and effects of the volcano, your group will predict the probability of the next eruption based on your historical research

Step 3.      As a group, write up a News Report on your findings in Microsoft Publisher

Step 4.      Print your News Report.

http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/

Monthly/Yearly Eruption Reports

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=1401-09

U.S. Geological Society: 

http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov

History

http://www.angelfire.com/sc3/popocatepetl/page4.html

Legend

http://www.mexonline.com/history-popo.htm

Good Luck!