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Volcano Activities and Printouts
Types of Volcanoes The Ring of Fire
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
The Ring of Fire

The area encircling the Pacific Ocean is called the "Ring of Fire," because its edges mark a circle of high volcanic and seismic activity (earthquakes). Most of the active volcanoes on Earth are located on this circumference. On the periphery of the Pacific Ocean, the edge of the Pacific Continental Plate is expanding in the seabed, and is hitting the North American Plate, the Nazca Plate, the Eurasian Plate, and other plates, causing the margins of the plates to collide, buckle, and compress, causing earthquakes and volcanoes.

ring of fire


The Movement of Continental Plates:
subduction
When two continental plates collide (at a convergent plate boundary like the Ring of Fire), some crust is destroyed in the impact and the plates become smaller. The results differ, depending upon what types of plates are involved.


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outline map of the Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire: Outline Map Printout

An outline map of the Ring of Fire to print. The Ring of Fire is the seismically active area on the margins of the Pacific Ocean.
Ring of Fire to label

Ring of Fire Map: Label Me! Printout

Label the oceans and continents surrounding the Ring of Fire.
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Ring of Fire to label

Ring of Fire Continental Plates Map: Label Me! Printout

Label the continental plates near the Ring of Fire.
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Continental Plates and Plate Tectonics

Read about the plates of crust that cover the surface of the Earth and how they move.


Subduction (Plate Divergence)

Label the subduction of an oceanic plate under a continental plate (plate convergence).
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Volcano Printout

Color a volcano and read about them.
Volcano Quiz Printout

Answer 10 multiple choice questions on volcanos.
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Label a Volcano Diagram: A Printout

Label the lava, vent, conduit, crater, magma chamber, ash cloud and crust.
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Volcano: Cloze Activity Printout

Fill in the blanks (using a word bank) in an essay about volcanos.
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Make a Volcano


Create an erupting volcano with clay, baking soda, and vinegar.


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Volcano Activities and Printouts
Types of Volcanoes The Ring of Fire
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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