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What do Geologists have to say about the movie San Andreas?

This is an entertaining newscast that interviews scientists and what they have to say about the movie San Andreas.  I show this video in class to demonstrate reality vs Hollywood.Click for Rest of Tech Tip

Earthquake Liquefaction

In this video students will get a great view as to what liquefaction is during an earthquake.  This video comes from the 2011 earthquake in Japan.  One of the cool things about this video is that you can actually see the earth shift as is grinds the dirt squeezing the water out causing the liquefaction.Click for Rest of Tech Tip

Pyroclastic Flow Caught on Tape

I show this video when discussing pyroclastic flows.  This is a pyroclastic flow that killed a few people in Japan a couple of years ago.  It is pretty impressive video as people try to protect themselves and outrun the flow.  I also get to discuss how even though there are many warnings of a pending volcanic eruption occurring, it doesn't always mean that there will be advanced warning.Click for Rest of Tech Tip

Volcanic Eruption Type: Strombolean

I show this volcanic eruption when trying to discuss the different types of eruptions.  This one is called a strombolian eruption.Click for Rest of Tech Tip

Full Length Volcano Movie: Krakatoa The Last Days

This is a full length movie about the famous volcanic eruption of Krakatoa.  It is a docudrama of real people who survived the the volcanic eruption.  It did a great job showing how the collapse of Krakatoa caused an extremely large tsunami.  It also shows how powerful and destructive a pyroclastic cloud can be.  Other features of the video are strange lights in the ash cloud and how ash can tip over a ship.Click for Rest of Tech Tip

Famous Volcanoes: Mt. Vesuvius and Pompei

During my unit on volcanoes I have the students do some research on some famous volcanoes.  Mt. Vesuvius is one.  This video shows a quick tour of the city of Pompeii and discusses how they made casts and molds of the victims of a very famous eruption.Click for Rest of Tech Tip

Volcano Eruption Style: Vulcanian

I show this volcanic eruption when trying to discuss the different types of eruptions.  This one is called a vulcanian eruption.

 
Climbing Anaka Krakatoa the child of the Volcanoe Krakatoa

In this volcano video, students will be able to see a many climb up Krakatoa's child, Anak.  I find this video fascinating because it vividly shows the results of recent volcanic activity.  Your students will be able to witness what fine ash looks like and how fragments are ejected from the volcano.  I show this video right after I show the Krakatoa The Last Days movie.Click for Rest of Tech Tip

Volcano Eruption Type: Limnic in Camaroon

In this video students get to hear and see a really rare volcanic eruption.  These are silent killers called limnic eruptions.  Limnic eruptions occur when a gas bubble builds up and then gets released poisoning the air all around.  This video demonstrates how a limnic eruption killed nearly everyone in two different villages as carbon dioxide was released.  I discuss a little bit about air density during this video as well.Click for Rest of Tech Tip

Lava Dome Eruption Style

I show this volcanic eruption when trying to discuss the different types of eruptions.  This one is called a lava dome eruption. Lava Dome eruptions stay pretty close to the vent and are very thick non explosive eruptions.Click for Rest of Tech Tip

Brief Video of the Yellowstone Super Volcano

This is a short video that does a good job describing the Yellowstone Supervolcano. It does a great job show the potential of large magma chambers.  This volcano video will also talk about how much ash can fall in some places after very large eruptions.Click for Rest of Tech Tip

Volcano Eruption Style: Surtseyan

This volcanic eruption style is called Surtseyan, named after the island of Surtsey.  Surtseyan volcanoes erupt below the surface of water.Click for Rest of Tech Tip

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