Man-Made Lava for Explosive Experiments

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Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
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Organization:Great Big Story
Publication Date:2017
Summary:Ingo Sonder and Andrew Harp are two guys in upstate New York who make incredibly dangerous and risky explosions. Don't worry! It's for science. They're researchers at the University of Buffalo's Center or Geohazards Studies, and their work focuses on large-scale disasters like volcanic eruptions. It sounds great in theory, except there's no natural lava for them to study in Buffalo. So Sonder and Harp brave temperatures exceeding 2,300 degrees Fahrenheit melting rocks to make their very own lava for their explosive experiments.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:3-ESS3-1; 4-ESS3-2; MS-ESS3-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Patterns
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; elementary school; high school; higher education; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; middle school; new york; research; video; volcano; volcanology
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