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A Teacher's Guide to the Geology
of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park


A Teacher's Guide to the Geology of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a book published and copyrighted by the Hawaii Natural History Association. The following material is a web version of the book. Individual pages, including the figures and diagrams, can be reproduced for educational purposes only. Commercial reproduction is prohibited.

This guide is designed for teachers, other educators, and anyone interested in volcanoes. It provides background information on numerous topics and includes teaching suggestions and activities. Although the guide focuses on Hawaiian volcanoes, similar processes and features are observed at volcanoes around the world.

  1. Plate Tectonics

  2. Hot Spots and Mantle Plumes

  3. Evolution of the Hawaiian Volcanoes

  4. The Volcanoes of the Island of Hawaii

  5. Volcanic Landforms

  6. Volcanic Landforms of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

  7. Lava

  8. Tephra

  9. The Current Eruption of Kilauea Volcano

  10. Minerals, Magmas, and Volcanic Rocks

  11. Volcano Monitoring Techniques

  12. Kinds of Volcanic Eruptions

  13. Magma Pathways, Calderas and Pit Craters

  14. Living With Hawaiian Volcanoes

The copyright to A Teacher's Guide to the Geology of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is held by the Hawaii Natural History Association. Individual pages, including the figures and diagrams, can be reproduced for educational purposes only. Commericial reproduction is prohibited.