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Year 1 - 8

Volcanoes

Auckland, our largest city, is built upon an active volcanic field. What does this mean for those living here?

Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira.

Students
Years 4-8
Cost
$5 per student for a one-hour session
Availability
Term 4, Mon to Fri, 2016
Terms 1-4, Mon to Fri, 2017
Venue
Auckland Museum Learning Centre
New Zealand Curriculum
Levels 2 - 4 - Science (Nature of Science: Living World, Planet Earth and Beyond)
Related galleries and exhibitions
Volcanoes

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Explore a key feature of Auckland's natural landscape

Through hands on experiences, questioning and critical thinking students will explore the following questions:

  • How has the volcanic field helped to shape the landscape of Auckland over the last 250,000 years?
  • What would the impact of a volcanic eruption be on those living in Auckland?
  • How can we be prepared for a natural disaster?
  • What are the three types of volcanic eruption that are common in New Zealand?
  • What does volcanic material tell us about a past eruption?

This programme is assisted by LEOTC and funded by the Ministry of Education.

Resources

This programme is supported by a self-guided trail, Volcanoes. Download and print the trail before your visit or bring your own device to access it during your visit.

  • Tectonic Plate Movement - Auckland Museum YouTube From the Auckland Museum Volcanoes gallery. The whole surface of the globe is divided into 15 or so plates. We look deeper into the earth itself to find what causes plate movement.
  • Expert session: Volcanic Form with Bruce Hayward Join geologist Dr Bruce Hayward to discover how Auckland's volcanic landforms are recognised and how six more volcanoes have been added to the Auckland's Volcanoes map in the last four years.
  • What’s the plan, Stan? (Teachers' Resources) What's the Plan Stan is an initiative which aims to support teachers to develop their students' knowledge, skills and attitudes to respond to and prepare for an emergency.
  • Earth Science - Volcanoes The National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa has listed online resources that include information about volcanoes.
  • Disasters - New Zealand The National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa has listed online resources that include information about disasters in New Zealand.
  • Disasters - Natural The National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa has listed online resources that include information about natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and tsunamis.
  • Auckland Civil Defence The Auckland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group works closely with its partners to co-ordinate activities related to hazard and emergency management within the region.
  • Earthquake Commission - Be prepared Natural disasters can strike at any time – and often without warning. Know what to do before you have to do it.
  • GeoNet - Monitoring NZ's active volcanoes GeoNet - the official source of geological hazard information for New Zealand.
  • DEVORA The University of Auckland DEVORA project aims to increase our ability to determine volcanic risk in Auckland.
  • Oregon State University Volcano World A fantastic collection of resources for exploring Volcanoes around the world.
  • Annenberg Learner - Volcanoes Can we predict volcanic eruptions? Teacher and student resources including video clips and essential information about all aspects of volcanic activity.