by Monique Sweet, Yorba Middle School

Modified by Steven Virkstis, Comstock Park HS

This Webquest was designed to get students actively engaged in learning about volcanism, specifically The Pacific Ring of Fire.




Source: Image from volcanoes « En Tequila Es Verdad Volcanoes (


Scientists have noticed rapid movement of the Earth’s tectonic plates over the last decade. They have seen an increase in volcanic activity in the Pacific Ring of Fire. Imagine you are part of a team of reporters being dispersed by your local news crew (Wood TV8) to report on current and potential volcanic eruptions in the Pacific Ring of Fire.