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Volcano Research Writing

As volcanologists stand at the base of a volcano, they look up at the dark, ashen smoke that is beginning to billow out of the crater. The air is thick with tension as they take measurements and record observations, trying to predict how the volcano will behave. As the ground beneath their feet rumbles and shakes, the scientists know that they are witnessing a powerful force of nature, and they must work together to keep themselves safe and learn as much as they can about this incredible phenomenon. What will they discover about this volcanic eruption?

Warm-Up Discussion Questions

What challenges will they face as they study this explosive event?

How would you describe a volcano?

What do you think the volcanologists are thinking, feeling and smelling?

Write a narrative about what happens next!

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