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Grade 4 Volcanoes
Which phrase best completes the following sentence? The Hawaiian Islands were formed by                .
  1. folding
  2. volcanoes
  3. glaciers
  4. faulting
Grade 4 Volcanoes
Molten rock is called        lava        after it reaches the Earth's surface.
Grade 4 Volcanoes
The map shows the major tectonic plates of the world. Volcanoes are more likely to form along the edges of the plates then in the middle of the plates.
Tectonic Plates With Labels
The United States is located on the North American plate. Where in the United States are volcanoes more likely to be a natural hazard?
  1. east coast
  2. west coast
Grade 4 Volcanoes
A town plans to build a new school. The town is fifty miles from a volcano. The volcano has not erupted for a long time, but scientists say it may erupt in the future.
Volcano - Stratovolcano - Small
Which of the following is the best way to lower the risk to the students in the school if the volcano erupts?
  1. Have an evacuation plan in place.
  2. Listen for storm watches and warnings.
  3. Build the school mostly from wooden materials.
  4. Teach students to move into hallways and away from windows.
Grade 4 Volcanoes
Dormant volcanoes are asleep but they can erupt again.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Volcanoes
a cone-shaped landform that can erupt at times
  1. earthquake
  2. fault
  3. epicenter
  4. volcano
Grade 4 Volcanoes
After hot magma comes out of a volcano, what it is classified as?
  1. lava
  2. magma
  3. molten rock
Grade 4 Volcanoes
places on the Earth's surface where gases, ash, and lava spew onto the surface
  1. volcanoes
  2. mudslide
  3. magma
  4. earthquake
Grade 4 Volcanoes
A mountain that forms around an opening in Earth's crust is a(n)
  1. valley
  2. fault
  3. volcano
  4. canyon
Grade 4 Volcanoes
This landform is a mountain with a hole that sometimes sends out rocks, gases, ash or lava.
  1. cave
  2. valley
  3. hill
  4. volcano
Grade 4 Volcanoes
The outer layer of the Earth is broken into large pieces. These pieces are called plates. The map shows the Earth's major plates.
Tectonic Plates With Labels
The Pacific plate is surrounded by a ring of volcanoes. Based on this information, where are volcanoes most likely to form?
  1. along plate edges
  2. in the middle of plates
Grade 4 Volcanoes
A                 volcano is a volcano that has not erupted for a long time.
  1. dormant
  2. extinct
  3. active
Grade 4 Volcanoes
An opening in the Earth, often raised, through which lava, rock, ashes, and gases are forced out is a volcano.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Volcanoes
Volcano eruptions are always violent.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Volcanoes
An                volcano has frequent eruptions or shows signs of future eruptions.
  1. active
  2. dormant
  3. extinct
Grade 4 Volcanoes
Some volcanoes form new                 as plates move apart and magma rises to the surface of the crust.
  1. volcanoes
  2. ocean floor
  3. earthquakes
  4. mantle
Grade 4 Volcanoes
Lava cools quickly on Earth's surface.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Volcanoes
When a volcano collapses into itself at its top, it forms a
  1. crater
  2. magma chamber
  3. plate
  4. vent
Grade 4 Volcanoes
Volcanoes can be useful to people because volcanoes
  1. add minerals to the soil
  2. spread ash
  3. send out lava and gases that are very hot
  4. cause huge waves
Grade 4 Volcanoes
How a volcano is classified when scientists think it will not erupt again.
  1. active
  2. dormant
  3. extinct
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