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volcano (1)This is a collection of links about volcanoes to assist teachers and pupils when studying them in Extreme Earth and other classroom topics. If you know of any good volcano sites to add to this list, please let us know.

Volcano Facts for Children  – A page from Woodlands school – “One in 10 people in the world live within ‘danger range’ of an active volcano”(Woodlands).

People can get used to living near a volcano, but it is always a little dangerous. Scientists have estimated that at least 200,000 persons have lost their lives as a result of volcanic eruptions during the last 500 years. People set up homes on the slopes of volcanoes because of the rich, fertile soil produced.

School Run Volcanoes – On this site you will find:  Top 10 Volcano Facts, volcano pictures, including a video of a volcano erupting and it also answers the question – What is a volcano?. There is also a quiz and craft ideas such as making a volcano model and allowing it to erupt.

Volcanoes from WizKids – This site introduces the formation of volcanoes and plate tectonics. It explains the different types of volcanoes and there is also a good glossary of volcano words here too!

Fun Volcano Facts – “Check out these fun volcano facts for kids. Learn about hot magma, famous eruptions, volcanoes on other planets, volcanic gases, flowing lava and more. Enjoy our wide range of strange and interesting facts about volcanoes.”(Fun Volcano Facts)

NeoK12 Volcanoes – This is a set of lesson plans for teachers