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Volcanoes & Earthquakes   Tags: earthquake, natural disasters, sixthgrade, volcano  

CMS reference guide to support sixth grade exploration of volcanoes and earthquakes.
Last Updated: Jan 30, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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  • Database Log-In Information
    Click on the link above and use the CMS school-wide password to unlock log-in information for all of our databases and subscription resources!
  • Science Online
    Search within "Weather and Climate Topics" in this database and/or use keywords to explore volcanoes and earthquakes as a general topic, or names of specific natural disasters for more detailed information.
  • Science in Context
    Links to numerous scholarly resources about volcanoes.
  • Science in Context
    Links to numerous scholarly resources about earthquakes.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica

Digital Articles


A variety of resources that link to websites about volcanoes, their history, current presence and aftermath, and how and why they are formed.  

  • Volcano World
    This resource from Oregon State includes an alphabetical list of all volcanoes, current eruption reports, and interviews with volcanologists,
  • Michigan Technological Institute Volcano Page
    A comprehensive list of volcano websites and links. A great go-to resource to find more information in a variety of sources.
  • Smithsonian Institute: Global Volcanism Project
    The Smithsonian's Natural Museum of History presents their Global Volcanism Program. It includes volcano information, database, and an interactive map.
  • USGS Volcano Hazards Program
    The U.S. Geological Survey is a conclusive resource for volcano updates and hazards. Be sure to check out the "multimedia" page for awesome image galleries!
  • How Volcanoes Work
    Describes the science behind volcanoes and volcanic processes. The site is sponsored by NASA via Project ALERT. Subheadings include: eruption dynamics, volcanic land forms, eruption products, eruption types, historical eruptions, and volcanism in other worlds.
  • National Geographic: Volcanoes: Earth's Fiery Power  
    A brief article that links to some great photo galleries.


  • USGS: Earthquakes Hazards Program
    An outstanding resource from the U.S. Geological Survey explores earthquakes, including: latest quakes, today in earthquake history, cool earthquake facts, the science of earthquakes, and earthquake pictures and animations.
  • Faultline: Seismic Science at the Epicenter
    Information about earthquake history, information on how/why earthquakes form, damage control, and activities and media.
  • The Tech Museum
    An introduction to earthquakes, including information on earthquake history and safety.
  • Historic Earthquakes
    University of California at Berkeley presents the Jan Kozak collection of historical earthquakes. Links to images of earthquakes and their aftermath throughout history.
  • National Geographic: Forces of Nature  
    A visual description of earthquakes, where they occur, their causes, types of faults and forces, trigger points, and maps.

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