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Predicting Volcanic Eruptions

photo of hot red lava spurting into the air Use our interactive Predicting Volcanic Eruptions website to explore how USGS scientists monitor active volcanoes. Then use monitoring data to determine if an eruption might be about to occur.

See what other volcano teaching resources are available. Our Alaska Volcanoes Guidebook for Teachers has many activities that can be applied to volcanoes in other parts of the world.

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Check out our new Science Snippets! They're a fun and educational resources for students of all ages. Several times each week, we'll share an EarthWord, an EarthView, or a quiz. We've enven got some puzzling stories from the USGS curators at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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