National Parks (Volcanoes)
Visit the following National Parks using the NPS.gov website or any other reputable sources to learn more about them:
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Devils Tower National Monument
Yellowstone National Park
Crater Lake National Park
Pinnacles National Park
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Lava Beds National Monument
Pick four sites from the list above that intrigue you the most. For each of the four sites, address the following questions. Feel free to use other credible websites (such as NPS.gov) to help you explore the answers (be sure to cite your other sources):
Where is the park located (e.g. near which city, state, or specific region of the country?).
In 2 – 3 sentences, describe the central volcanic feature in the park. Is it an active, dormant, or extinct volcanic site, or is it another type of feature? If it is a volcano, what type of volcano is it (shield, stratovolcano, cinder cone, caldera, etc.)? If it is an active volcanic site, what specific type of volcanic activity does the USGS photo tour depict to help you determine this?
In 2 – 3 sentences, please describe the tectonic processes that resulted in the volcanic feature(s) in the park. For example, was the volcanic feature a result of activity at a plate boundary, a hot spot, or some other activity?
In 2 – 3 sentences, please give your own assessment of the primary melt process that would have occurred, or is still occurring, at each location (decompression melting, flux melting, or conduction). Is there more than one type of melt? Use the information you have learned in the text and from the excerpt above on How Rocks Melt.
What specific questions arose while you researched each feature, and were you able to find satisfactory answers to address your curiosity?
Submit a short report (maximum 2 pages, 1.5 spacing) that addresses the items above. You will be
graded on this activity as described in the following rubric.
Note that points may be deducted for spelling or grammar errors, or for not following the line spacing and length rules.
((I PUT 3 PAGES TO PAY MORE BECAUSE IT IS A LOT OF WORK, ONLY DO A MAXIMUM OF 2 PAGES))