Monday, 7 March 2016

Volcano simulator

Earthlearningidea has lots of activities related to volcanoes and volcanic eruptions.
'Eruption through the window' 
'See how they run'
'Blow up your own volcano'
'Volcano in the lab'
As an excellent addition to these is the VOLCANO SIMULATOR developed by the Alaska Museum of Science & Nature.

You can change the silica content and see the resulting rock type, change the type of eruption and type of volcano. According to the type you have chosen you will be able to see what it looks like in the day and at night, read the pressure, lava temperature and lava viscosity and see the accompanying seismograph. Brilliant!!


Laura S said...

Do you know what happened to this great tool? It seems to have disappeared from their website.

Earthlearningidea Team said...

Sorry Laura; we don't know what has happened. Perhaps contact the Museum?