Volcano Geochemistry: Windows to Earth's Interior

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Mauna Ulu on the east rift of Kilauea. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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  • Classroom Activities

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Smithsonian, PBS LearningMedia

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Explore volcanoes as windows into the Earth's melted interior. Meet Dr. Elizabeth Cottrell, a geologist at the National Museum of Natural History. Understand how you are connected to the interior of the Earth through cycling of gases and other materials. Uncover the evidence about geologic events contained in volcanic glasses and other eruption products. Think about how plate tectonics have gotten us to where we are today on Earth.

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2014

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Yes

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