Volcanoes are amazing feats of nature. They can lie dormant for centuries or erupt without any warning. I can’t wait to dive into this Web site and learn more about them! So, let’s get started. You’ll find the navigation menu on the right hand side of the page. On the left, you’ll find the features that make up the main page, such as the volcano of the month, volcano updates, the most recent news and what’s new on the site.
Current Eruptions – Here you will find information on the most recent eruptions from all over the world.
Volcanoes – This is the section where you will learn all about volcanoes. The section itself is divided into other categories. They are: Earth’s Volcanoes, Volcanoes of Other Worlds, Volcano Observatories, Volcano Movie Clips and Volcano Parks and Monuments. You’ll also find the Volcano Search if you scroll down some more, which is what you can use to look for volcanoes by World Region, Country, Name or Images.
Volcanoes FAQ – Here you can find several thousand frequently asked questions. They are divided into categories. Or, you can just check out the 101 most asked questions. My favorite part of this section was the category of Interesting Facts on Volcanoes.
Volcano Adventures – This is a really fun section. Here you can read about different experiences people have had at volcanoes. For example, I checked out “The Foul Winds of Sakurijima.” This allowed me to read about a person’s experience with the volcano on Sakurijima, but the neat part is that afterwards, you can scroll down the page and go to Volcano Images and check out what that volcano looks like!
Interviews – Here you can read interviews with volcanologists. You can learn about their personal experiences with volcanoes from these interviews. In the interviews, you will learn which volcano they have worked on is their favorite, how they became interested in their field and even what they think about volcanoes on planets in outer space.
Teaching and Learning – Here you will find resources for teaching about volcanoes. From lesson plans to models, it’s all here.
Kid’s Door – This section is geared toward teaching children about volcanoes. Rocky the Volcano Creature will lead them through his adventures, introduce them to activities, poetry and folk tales. They can check out the art gallery, games, learn about legends of volcanoes or even go on a virtual volcano field trip!
Today in Volcano History – This section is set up in a calendar view. If you see a date in yellow, that means something important happened on that day.
Glossary and Terms – Here you can find the definitions of all the terms that deal with volcanoes.
Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed learning about volcanoes as much as I have. Check it out today!