World Around Us - Natural Disasters
I hope that you found learning about the city of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius very interesting last week. In this lesson you will be learning about volcanoes that can be found in space. This will also be the last lesson on volcanoes this term. Next week you will be learning about earthquakes.
Lesson 11 – Volcanoes in space!
In this lesson you are going to learn about volcanoes that can be found in space. This will be the last lesson on volcanoes this term. There are volcanoes all around our solar system. But only a few places beside Earth- like some of the moons of Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune- have active ones today. For years, most scientists figured that Jupiter’s moon lo didn’t have a lot going on. NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft took the first close up pictures of lo in 1979. The pictures showed a massive plume erupting from its surface into space. Not only did lo have volcanoes- they were active! This was the first time an erupting volcano had been found anywhere besides Earth.
Step 1 – Open the ‘All About Volcanoes’ PowerPoint and read slide 21
Step 2 – Open the ‘NASA’ link and explore all the different space volcanoes
Step 3 – Watch the ‘Jupiter’s Moon lo Erupts’ YouTube video
Step 4 – Complete the ‘All About Volcanoes’ worksheet (page 1 only) to see how much you know about volcanoes. (For Q5, write an interesting fact about space volcanoes.)*You can find the answers in the ‘All About Volcanoes’ PowerPoint
Once thought to be dead, Jupiter's tiny moon Io is populated with over 400 active volcanoes, it's largest erupting 400 kilometers into space. (From Discovery...
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