Some of the most destructive natural hazards are associated with earthquakes and volcanoes.
Students will examine and describe different volcanic rocks and deposits. They will link these to specific volcanic hazards and plate tectonic boundaries. Using this knowledge students will be able to explore the characteristics of shield and composite volcanoes. Students will explore what an earthquake is and how different seismic waves move. Optional KS5 activity of plotting the epicentre of an Earthquake.
Geography Specification Links:
- Plate tectonics
- The structure of the Earth
- Volcanic hazards
- Seismic hazards
Workshop length - 1 hour to 1 hour 30 mins