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In this fast-moving and dramatic activity, student groups become teams of volcanologists. They receive a budget with which to purchase and maintain monitoring instruments and satellite data for an active volcano. They decide which instruments to buy, and where to place them. As events unfold they must make quick decisions to respond to changing situations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students explain how instruments are used to monitor volcanoes.

  • Students make decisions in role to set up a volcano observatory and choose monitoring instruments within a given budget.


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