I LavA Good Volcano (Grades 2-5)

June 10, 2020
DESCRIPTION: Students will learn key definitions and the processes that lead to volcanic eruptions. We will cover questions such as, what are the different types of volcanoes? What are the different kinds of volcanic eruptions? And what is the relationship between volcanoes and plate tectonics?

Presenter: Janine Birnbaum, PhD Candidate, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University


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