Volcano Geochemistry: Windows to Earth's Interior

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Link to Resource: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/smithsonian-science-how-volcano-geochemistry/smithsonian-science-how-volcano-geochemistry-windows-to-earths-interior/#.WaAqISiGOUl
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8
Organization:PBS LearningMedia; Smithsonian Institution
Publication Date:2014
Summary:Explore volcanoes as windows into the Earth's melted interior. Meet Dr. Elizabeth Cottrell, a geologist at the National Museum of Natural History. Understand how you are connected to the interior of the Earth through cycling of gases and other materials. Uncover the evidence about geologic events contained in volcanic glasses and other eruption products. Think about how plate tectonics have gotten us to where we are today on Earth.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS2-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Stability and change
Subjects: earth; earth science; geochemistry; geology; geoscience; volcano; volcanology
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