Local authorities in Hvolsvollur, in Iceland have confirmed that a volcanic eruption under the Eyjafjallajökull glacier has begun today.
It is reported that some farms in the Fljótshlíð are evacuated but volcano isn’t a threat to inhabited areas.
The Eyjafjallajökull volcano is known as active central volcano and his last eruption was recorded about 189 years ago. Local authorities are concerned about the fact that volcano could cause very fast melting of glacier which could cause floods in the area.
Choose a parther to work in pairs. I expect you to complete these tasks by next thursday (two weeks of time). Teams will explain their findings to the class. Use of English will be highly recommended, but not compulsory.
- Is it a threat to the locals?
- What are they concerned about?
- What is getting out of the volcano? Why?
- Explain the different parts of the Earth structure and make a draw following the picture in the link:http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geology/label/outerlayers/.
- What scientific theory can explain this? Who was the author? Tell me how it works.
- What types of movement do you know (3)? Which one can you relate to volcanoes? How do volcanoes form islands?
- After all this questions, are continents moving? What was their situation millions of years ago?
- Finally, let’s make a volcano!
Follow this link: http://kids.discovery.com/games/pompeii/pompeii.html
- Take a look around. When you are ready, choose the settings and make your own eruption! Copy the vocabulary and the explanations coming out of the volcano. Replay to make as many eruptions as you like.
- And at last, investigate on the internet the relation between volcanoes, Pompeii and History and make a short essay (six to eight handwritten lines) using your knowledge about that age (remember what you just have studied during the second term).