Uncovering our explosive past
How do volcanoes work? Where do they form? And what does this mean for the people that live around them? Meet the scientists finding the answers to these questions.
Finding your way around
There are several different ways to discover the site's resources and their related content, along with ideas for grouping them for teaching opportunities:
- The collections contain groups of related resources about Volcanoes.
- The printable context overview will assist teachers to find pathways through this context and to plan lessons and units of work.
Research by some New Zealand scientists suggests that not all volcanoes have a magma chamber lying underneath. Professor Richard Price of the University of Waikato has proposed a new model to explain...
Exercise Ruaumoko was an imagined scenario of a volcanic eruption in New Zealand. A team of people gathered to see if the city of Auckland would cope.
Scientists use a range of different methods to study volcanoes, combining fieldwork with laboratory techniques to form a detailed picture.
This interactive map shows details of the major volcanoes in New Zealand.
This collection provides information about the work of New Zealand’s world-class science and technology sectors in relation to Volcanoes....
Scientific study requires a basic knowledge and understanding of ideas and concepts. This collection explains the ideas that are...
This collection contains a wide variety of resources and information about Volcanoes, which supports the resources in the other...
Student activities are the main feature of this collection, along with a variety of resources for teachers to use in exploring Volcanoes.
An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an initial list of questions about Volcanoes...
This resource provides explanations of the key concepts encountered when exploring Volcanoes – the ‘basics’ that every student...