This activity gives the students various properties or scenarios in magma chambers and volcanic eruptions that they need to demonstrate for the rest of the class. The students are told that basalt magmas have a similar viscosity to ketchup and rhyolite is similar to peanut butter. All they are given are the materials for the demonstration and a situation. The students then need to figure out how they are going to design a demonstration for the various situations as well as address the questions. They are not told that basalts make shield volcanoes and more felsic magma make the stratovolcanoes, they are asked to design a demonstration to document which lava will form which type of volcano.


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Higher Education,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Undergraduate (Upper Division),oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100502195916786T,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Demonstrations,Igneous Processes,Volcanology,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Education,Geoscience,NSDL



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