Investigation - What is a real volcano like?
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- What is a real volcano like?
Copyright J. Alean
Are all volcanoes the same?
Is this an active, extinct or dormant
What problems might an eruption like this
What benefits do volcanoes bring?
Big Enquiry Question
is a real volcano like?
of the enquiry
purpose of the enquiry is:
- To ask geographical questions
- To collect, record and present evidence
- To select and use secondary sources of evidence, e.g.
photographs and IT
- To make decisions about appropriate clothing/equipment
for the visit
- To identify the main geographical features of a real
volcano and assess its potential dangers
or outcome expected
based in Rome working for the Italian Tourist Board. Using
the Internet you are going to carry out a 'virtual' field
visit of the volcano - Stromboli. The purpose of the visit
is to gather relevant information to produce an A4-size brochure
of Stromboli's geographical features for tourists who visit
the volcano or a web page for the same purpose. Your brochure/web
page must also include information of the potential dangers
that the tourists will need to be warned about and suggest
contents for rucksacks at different times of the year.
Use an atlas to find the location of Stromboli.
Write a description of its location.
n pairs or small groups note down some
questions which tourists might want answering about the
volcano - here are a few to get you going:
Also, think about:
settlements/eruption evidence/vegetation/other human features/history
- What is the climate like?
- How high is the volcano?
- What is the relief (shape of the land)
- What hazards does the volcano pose?
2: Virtual Field Trip
- Go to the following web site: Stromboli
Online (It will open in a new window)
- At each station gather important information by cutting
and pasting into a word-processing or desktop publishing
document. You can also download and save useful images,
e.g. maps and field-sketch photographs.
- Sign the 'summit guest book' to receive an email in
- Look around the Stromboli web site and collect any other
information which you think is important. Here's a link
to the Stromboli online web site:
carefully about your brochure outline. Use other brochures
to get ideas of how to set out your work
Your brochure should include:
- Information about Stromboli's geographical features
and location for tourists
- An evaluation of rucksack contents, identifying good
and poor choices and different choices for another time
- Any other information you feel is relevant (read your
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