I’m being a little lazy and cheating a bit with this “The Best…” list. I have a few “The Best…” lists relating specifically to volcanoes that have erupted over the years. Within those lists, especially the one on the Iceland volcano, I have many links to resources and interactives explaining what volcanoes are “generically.”
I just don’t have time right now to copy and paste those specific links to their own list. I will, however, eventually find the time (actually, I have since found the time to do just that). Until then, however, I thought bringing all the volcano-related “The Best…” lists would be useful.
In addition, I’ll start adding new links on volcanoes to this list.
I’ll also be adding this “The Best…” list to A Compilation Of “The Best…” Lists About Natural Disasters.
Here is a beginning list of The Best Sites For Learning About Volcanoes:
A Year of Volcanic Activity is a series of photos from The Atlantic.
Nyiragongo Crater: Journey to the Center of the World is a series of photos from The Boston Globe’s Big Picture.
Anatomy Of A Volcano is an interactive from MSNBC.
Volcanoes: Why They Erupt Is an interactive from the Guardian.
What Causes Volcanoes? is an accessible guide from CBBC News.
How volcanoes can change the world is text from CNN that can be modified for ELL’s. The same page links to several good videos.
Here’s an animated guide to Volcanoes from the BBC.
“Major Volcanic Eruptions In Recent History” is an interactive timeline from The Wall Street Journal.
Monumental volcano eruptions from the past is a slideshow from the Los Angeles Times.
Curriculum Bits has an exceptionally accessible animation on volcanoes.
60 Minutes did an excellent segment titled Volcanoes: Nature’s ticking time bombs. I’ve embedded the video below, and it has additional resources at its website, including a transcript.
Here’s footage from a drone of the Yasur volcano on Tanna island, Vanuatu:
TED-Ed has published this video about supervolcanoes (you can find the entire lesson here):
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