Stephen Sparks *suitable for home teaching*

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At the time of this film, Professor Steve Sparks was the Director of the Centre for Environmental and Geophysical Flows at Bristol University. He had revolutionised the study of volcanoes, changing it from an essentially observational science to one where theories are tested by experiments before being put to use in real emergencies. His team had developed techniques based on ingredients and equipment found at home, but on a bigger scale, to model what happens in volcanic eruptions and lava flows. [b]Contents[/b] * Stephen Sparks Activity 1. Modelling pyroclastic flow and ash plumes Activity 2. The work of Stephen Sparks Activity 3. Active volcanoes map Activity 4. Stop Press! Volcano erupts * Our Dynamic Earth Activity 5. Inside the Earth Activity 6. Make a strip diagram of the Earth’s interior Activity 7. Inside a volcano * Volcanic Rocks Activity 8. Identifying volcanic rocks Activity 9. Igneous rocks and volcano shape Activity 10. Learning more about volcanic rocks * Lava Activity 11. Learning about lava flow * Violent volcanoes Steven Sparks was one of the scientists featured in the Acclaim project in 2001. Acclaim was a collaboration between the Royal Society and the Centre for Science Education at Sheffield Hallam University.

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