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Name: Students Study Volcanoes

Author of the activity: Emmanuel Chaniotakis (echaniot@ea.gr)

Main topic(s) that includes:Environmental Sciences, Geography, Ecosystem, citizen protection

Brief description: This activity focuses on the study of a physical phenomenon with great societal impact and proposes pedagogical practices based on inquiry‐based methods that are more effective in science education.  This activity aims to shed light in the mechanisms of volcano eruption, provide students and schools with educational scenarios employing state of the art simulations and remote labs which can be used to help forecast the possibility of a volcanic eruption and finally provide students with the means and methodology to raise awareness regarding volcanic dangers. This way, the students are trained to become sensitive and informed citizens, responsive to the needs of their local community, who will be able to understand and in the future manage crises in a consistent and minimum-risk fashion.

Students’ project: https://portal.opendiscoveryspace.eu/en/osos-project/students-study-volcanoes-850676

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Subject domain(s): Environmental Sciences, Geography and Earth Sciences, Physics

Keywords: Volcano, volcanic eruption, remote labs, citizen protection.

Big Ideas of Science:     Energy; Earth (to learn more about the big ideas of science click here)

Interdisciplinary collaboration ideas:

Biology: ecosystems, natural hazards effects on living organisms

Physics: Waves, energy propagation and transformation

Chemistry – Geology: Volcanic gases and materials

Mathematics: Logarithmic scales, diagrams

Geography: Terrain features related to Earthquakes and volcanoes

History: Historic events related to major natural disasters

English: collaboration among students from different islands may require the English language