BTN (Behind The News) – Volcanoes Explained

Click on the link above to view the BtN story ‘Volcanoes Explained’. After you’ve watched the story you need to answer the following questions in your language books.


  • Where in the world have we recently seen volcanic eruptions?
  • What does Volcan de Fuego mean?
  • Complete this sentence. The Volcan de Fuego sent _____ and molten _______ 10 kms into the air.
  • What impact have the volcanic eruptions had on people and the environment?
  • What is magma?
  • There aren’t any active volcanoes in Australia. True or false? Why/Why not?
  • What is the Ring of Fire?
  • Describe the difference between a Hawaiian eruption and a pyroclastic flow.


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