How much do you know about volcanoes? For example:
- Composite volcanoes are found at which type of plate boundary?
- What type of chamber is located directly under a volcano?
- Which is a mineral found in the earths crust that makes basic lava?
- What national park in the USA is part of a crater of a supervolcano?
Test your knowledge with this revision quiz:
When teaching GCSE geography, each year without fail, colleagues and I discuss the relevance of case studies and if recent events would be better. This discussion normally revolves around physical topics such as flooding or a volcanic eruption. The 'unwritten' rule has always been that after 30 years, a case study ceases to be relevant and becomes 'out of date'. On May 18th 2010, the 'validity' and 'relevance' of the Mt St Helens eruption expired, assigned to the history books as just another eruption. With the passing of such a notorious case study, is it time to consider ignoring this 30 year rule? What other case studies have been forgotten, but actually provide excellent insight and are just a relevant today as they once were?
Natural hazards affect vulnerable populations, and one example of how the effects of a natural disaster were exacerbated by a lack of development is the Soufrière Hills volcano on the island of Montserrat (not to be confused with La Soufrière on the island of Saint Vincent, or La Grande Soufrière on the island of Basse-Terre).read more...»