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Mapping Mount St. Helens

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students study topographic maps and contour lines and construct a simple three-dimensional model of Mount St. Helens before the May 18, 1980, eruption. They use topographic map skills to interpret the impact of the May 18, 1980, eruption...
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Lesson 2 Activity 2: Mapping Mount St. Helens

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students use topographic map skills to interpret impact of the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens on the volcano's topography, and draw profile views of Mount St. Helens before and after the May 18, 1980, eruption.
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Mount St. Helens

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students talk about Mount St. Helens and then read a story book on the subject.  For this reading comprehension lesson, students discuss the book, then go on to write from a prompt detailing their impressions and the facts they...
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Volcanoes!: The Mountain Blows its Top

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students observe two demonstrations to conclude why bulge developed on the north flank of Mount St. Helens and conclude that when the "cap" was removed the pressure inside the volcano was suddenly released causing the violent eruption.
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Volcanoes!: Eyewitness Accounts

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students review previous lessons about volcanoes and name the phenomena they think the eyewitnesses of the Mount St. Helens witnessed. They play the roles of reporter, eyewitness and scientists who are serving on a committee...
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Death and Recovery

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, devastating plant and animal life for miles around. Two activities are included in this lesson plan. In one, learners evaluate tree rings to determine the age of a tree and the year of a volcano....
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Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Mt. St. Helens - Lesson Plan 2

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students compile information on volcanic activity at Mount St. Helens.  In this earth science lesson plan, students use the information they gathered on Mount St. Helens to answer questions and create charts in Excel.  Then students...
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Volcanoes and People

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover that volcanic eruptions are geologic events that take place within the upper part and on the surface of the Earth's lithosphere. They explain how volcanoes are related to the Earth's lithosphere. They focus on the May...
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May 18, 1980 - Mount St. Helens

For Students 7th - 8th
In this writing prompt learning exercise, students learn that on May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted. Students use resources in the classroom to learn five facts about Mount St. Helens and summarize them in their own words.
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Mount St. Helens Shakes and Burps

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students uncover the nature of volcanoes and locate some of the world's active, dormant, and extinct volcanoes. They also discover how scientists detect, measure, and predict volcanic activity.
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Mount St. Helens

For Students 6th - 8th
For this volcano worksheet, students will read about the events that led to the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980. Students will use this information to complete 3 short answer questions.
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Creating a Legend

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students create a legend that explains the existence of Mount St. Helens. They discuss how natural occurences often have no clear explanation. After listening to legends concerning the formation of Mt. St. Helens, students create their...
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Eyewitness Accounts

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students use eyewitness accounts to gather and evaluate information about the events of the May 18, 1980, eruption of Mount St. Helens. They play the following roles: reporter(s), eyewitnesses, and scientists who are investigating the...
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A Site to See

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify the risks and benefits of living next to a volcano. After reading an article, they discuss the behaviors of an active volcano. Using the Internet, they work together to research volcano-monitoring techniques and create...
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Volcano Hazards

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students research volcano hazards in VolcanoWorld, make a paper volcano, produce and watch the effects of ashfall, produce and watch the effects of a mudflow and create a hazard map by plotting historical ashfall/mudflow data from Mount...
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Lesson 4: Fire, Rock, and Water

For Teachers 4th - 6th
You can demonstrate the destructive force of volcanic mudflows to your early earth scientists using this lesson plan. Messy, but memorable, the two demonstrations require some preparation. Use one or both! Included is a link to activity...
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Monuments (and Landmarks)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Distinguishing between and understanding the purpose of landmarks and monuments is the focus a short activity designed to provide all learners with the context of a performance task. Images of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the...
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Mountain Myths

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students become familiar with Native American myths and legends created to explain volcanic activity. They apply the clustering, writing process and peer-editing techniques to the writing of an original myth about Mount St. Helens
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Evacuating a Volcano: A Simulation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students imagine themselves staying for the weekend in a summer cabin near Mount St. Helens, and having to quickly evacuate the area. They decide on the location of their cabin in relation to the mountain, and plan an evacuation procedure.
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Forcasting the Path of Mudflows

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students visualize consistency of mudflows and how they move down stream valleys away from a volcano's summit. They use topographic maps of Mount St. Helens before the 1980 eruptions to forecast the path mudflows might take during an...
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Eyewitness Accounts

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students role-play to show the eyewitness accounts of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens. In this volcanic eruption lesson, students act as reporters, eyewitnesses, and scientists to dramatize the eruption of Mt. St. Helens. They discuss the...
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Cooperative Learning

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learning can be structured competitively, so that students work against each other; individually, so that students work alone; or cooperatively, so that students work together to accomplish shared learning goals.
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Volcanoes: Windows Into The Earth

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students investigate the concepts related to volcanoes and focus upon Mt. St. Helens. They define the difference between an active and dormant volcano. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The information is used in order...
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A Place in Time

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners become familiar with an eruptive history and related world events and impart a sense of the immensity of geological time. They explore timelines by creating their own, then are introduced to major eruptive periods of Mount St....

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