Skip to main content

Chapter 10: Volcanoes

After completing this chapter you will understand:

  • What volcanoes are and their role in the geosphere.
  • The two main types of volcanoes and why they erupt differently.
  • The ways volcanoes have an impact on the hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere – especially people.
  • How people study volcanoes, evaluate their potential impacts, and predict future eruptions.
  • What people do to live more safely with volcanoes.

Use the navigation on the left to explore this unit's chapter and investigations.

Investigation 10.1 Next Arrow