VolcanoAccording to the United States Geologic Survey, there are approximately 1,500 potentially active volcanoes worldwide. Most are located around the Pacific Ocean in what is commonly called the Ring of Fire. A volcano is defined as an opening in the Earth's crust through which lava, ash, and gases erupt. The term also includes the cone-shaped landform built by repeated eruptions over time. Teach your students about volcanoes with this collection of engaging material.
Volcano rabbitJanuary 22, 2020
These crystal lava shards are ‘four dimensional videos’ of a volcano’s underworldSeptember 11, 2023 – The 2021 volcanic blast in the Canary Islands entombed more than 2,800 buildings in lava and ash. Now scientists are searching for clues to understand what made La Palma’s first eruption in 50 years so powerful.
VolcanoApril 01, 2014 – When magma finds a way to escape from beneath the earth's surface, it creates a volcano.
Bombing a volcano?October 27, 2021 – In today’s newsletter, COVID-19 vaccines for kids are coming; a monster constellation to mark Halloween; how crabs moved out of the seas … and could microparticles screen the sun’s rays to slow climate change?
Dramatic photos show La Palma volcano’s ongoing eruptionNovember 22, 2021 – “I never dreamed about being so close to something like this,” says photographer Arturo Rodríguez. “It’s so big, so powerful.”
Today, it’s a massive volcano on Mars—but it may have once been an islandAugust 03, 2023 – An escarpment around Olympus Mons appears similar to those around volcanic islands on Earth.
Photographers flock to erupting volcanoesAugust 06, 2022 – In today’s newsletter, we examine the visual power of erupting volcanoes, see how helicopters are changing the hunt for life on Mars, catch up on one photographer’s long-delayed trip back home … and see a previously unpublished 1909 image by pioneering photographer (and mountaineer) Vittorio Sella.
Is volcano tourism safe?April 06, 2021
This stunning national park is set in a dormant volcanoNovember 23, 2022 – With America’s deepest lake, miles of trails, and unmatched views, Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park is a natural wonder. Here’s how to visit.
These violent undersea volcanoes harbor a secret: lifeMay 04, 2023 – Off the coast of Italy, the Mediterranean’s most active volcano system is extremely volatile—yet our photographer found that marine life clings on all the same.
Waiting Volcano | Nat Geo Photo of the DayA woman climbs Popocatépetl, an active volcano in central Mexico, in this image from our photography archives.
How do you capture an erupting volcano?March 26, 2021
Vibrant Volcano | Nat Geo Photo of the DayScientists stand near a sparking Mount Etna, Italy, in this image from our photography archives.
She fell in love with the majesty of volcanoes—and changed how science sees themJanuary 09, 2023 – Katia Krafft traveled to volcanoes around the world to unlock their mysteries, capture their beauty, and raise awareness of their risks.
One of Earth's loneliest volcanoes holds an extraordinary secretFebruary 27, 2023 – A National Geographic team has made the first ascent of the remote Mount Michael, looking for a lava lake in the volcano’s crater.