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Volcanoes and Tectonic Disasters: Volcanoes

Year 11 Science

Finding Resources in Oliver


Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.




volcano,  vent in the crust of the Earth or another planet or satellite, from which issue eruptions of molten rock, hot rock fragments, and hot gases. A volcanic eruption is an awesome display of the Earth’s power. Yet while eruptions are spectacular to watch, they can cause disastrous loss of life and property.

You Tube

Once, the power of volcanoes was thought to be the work of the gods. Now scientists better understand the subterranean forces that cause these steaming mountains to spew fire and molten rock. Follow the pace and rhythm of geologic movement and time, and see how scientists track this motion to predict the next time a volcano will blow.

Other useful links


Extreme Weather and Natural Disasters


Geoscience Australia


Historically, bush fires, floods, earthquakes, landslides and cyclones have caused loss of life and significant damage to property and infrastructure.

Bureau of Meterology

A volcano is a vent or chimney which transfers molten rock known as magma from depth to the Earth's surface. Magma erupting from a volcano is called lava and is the material which builds up the cone surrounding the vent.

A volcano is active if it is erupting lava, releasing gas or generates seismic activity. A volcano is dormant if it has not erupted for a long time but could erupt again in the future. Once a volcano has been dormant for more than 10 000 years, it is termed extinct.

Google Maps



volcanoes | Learn about volcanoes on instaGrok, the research engine

National Geographic

Volcanoes are awesome manifestations of the fiery power contained deep within the Earth. These formations are essentially vents on the Earth's surface where molten rock, debris, and gases from the planet's interior are emitted.