ODD ONE OUT
Volcanic activity has an important part to play in the rock cycle, forming new mountains, islands and rocks to keep this continuous cycle going.
Take a look at these three enormous volcanoes photographed from space:
Mount Teide, Mount Cleveland, and Olympus Mons.
Which is the odd one out?
What are their similarities?
What are their differences?
In pairs, orally retell how a volcano erupts.
Most volcanic eruptions are caused by tectonic plates moving towards each other, which usually produces violent eruptions.
Other volcanoes, such as Mauna Loa in Hawaii are caused by hot spots in the Earth’s crust. These do not erupt violently and lava usually flows slowly out of them.
Eruptions from volcanoes can be very dangerous. They can produce:
Volcanoes can, however, help people living near them earn money by bringing in tourists to the area and improving the soil so that crops can be grown.
Benefits of living by a volcano
People choose to live in volcanic areas despite the risks of an eruption. Volcanoes can provide people with many benefits such as:
L.C: To explain why people would settle near volcanoes
Explain why people would settle near volcanoes.
Use language of explanation.
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