"Volcanoes are pressure valves that release energy from deep within the earth. Beautiful and powerful, awe-inspiring and deadly, they are spectacular reminders of the dynamic forces that continually shape our planet."
At The Discovery Room, students explored stratigraphy, or rock layering, of lava flows produced by multiple eruptions. Types of volcanoes and their eruptions were introduced along with factors that influence the path direction of lava flows. Layers were examined, oldest and newest “land” was identified, types of lava were compared, and connections between locations of volcanoes and earthquake occurrences were linked through the ring of fire.
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