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Predicting The Timing And Location of the Next Hawaiian Volcano

Science Scope—January 2010

The wealth of geologic data on Hawaiian volcanoes makes them ideal for study by middle school students. In this paper the authors use existing data on the age and location of Hawaiian volcanoes to predict the location of the next Hawaiian volcano and when it will begin to grow on the floor of the Pacific Ocean. An inquiry-based lesson is also included in which students use their own calculations to predict when the next volcano on the Kea trend should appear.
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