LIVING WITH HAWAIIAN VOLCANOES- At a Glance

Lesson at a glance: Students will use world, state, and county maps to learn the location of the volcano on which they live, the basic structure of Hawaiian volcanoes, and the potential for an eruption near their homes.

Key Concepts: Hawaii is a remote island chain in the Pacific Ocean. Most of the population lives on five major islands. The Island of Hawaii is made of five volcanoes. The potential for an eruption at a given location is determined by the status of the volcano (active, dormant, or extinct) and, for the dormant and active volcanoes, the proximity to the summit or rift zones.

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