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Teaching About Volcanoes on the Anniversary of Mount St. Helens’ 1980 Eruption

May 18, 2012

The Mount St. Helen’s eruption in 1980 was the most violent and destructive eruption in modern American history.  On its 32nd anniversary (May 18), teach your students about the science behind volcano formation and volcanic eruptions.

Here are some great teaching resources to get you started:

7th Grade Unit on Volcanoes (7 lessons)

6th Grade Lesson on Volcanoes and Mapping Volcanoes along Tectonic Plates Activity


Dramatic Video of Mount St. Helens’s Impact

Eruption Video


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