SCIENCE The death toll from Guatemala’s Fuego volcano has risen to at least 99, with at least 192 missing. There have been no fatalities resulting from volcanic activity at Hawaii’s Kilauea. Why the disparity? (National Geographic) Why is Fuego more deadly than Kilauea? Use our lesson to help support the video and article from Nat Geo. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key … Continue reading Why Guatemala’s Volcano Is Deadlier Than Hawaii’s
SCIENCE Scientists are warning of “ballistic rocks” hurled from Kilauea’s crater. So, steer clear of the erupting volcano, people. (Nat Geo News) Use our resources to learn more about craters and the lava lakes they sometimes hold. Discussion Ideas Scientists warn that if the lava lake at Halema’uma’u falls below the water table, the generally gentle Kilauea volcano may get explosive. What is a lava … Continue reading Explosive Volcano? Just Add Water
SCIENCE It’s not exactly the sudden explosion that many Americans imagine when they hear the words volcanic eruption. But for exactly that reason, “it’s the kind of eruption that makes volcanologists nervous.” (The Atlantic) Use our activity to help students investigate how Kilauea’s erupts. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The great big Kilauea … Continue reading Why Kilauea’s Eruption Makes Volcanologists Nervous
ENVIRONMENT Thousands of South Pacific islanders will leave for permanent resettlement as one of the most active volcanoes in the world gets ready to rumble. (Guardian) Why is the South Pacific erupting? Use our resource to learn a little about the Ring of Fire. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Manaro Voui is a … Continue reading Island of No Return. Literally.
WORLD Is it possible to walk through the gates of hell and live? Ancient Romans thought so, and they staged elaborate sacrifices at what they believed were entrances to the underworld. How did that work? (Science) Learn a little about Ancient Rome, and why “gates to hell” are still deadly today. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, … Continue reading How a Roman ‘Gate to Hell’ Actually Worked