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Volcanoes (Bullington, Chauvin, and Spiegl 8th Grade): Bullington's Assignment


(Earth Science – Mr. Bullington)

Info for Volcano Presentations


1.        Presentations start on Thursday (February 5, 2016).  We will pick names out of a hat, so please be ready with your presentation on that date.  Not all will present the first day, but all students should be ready.  

 2.      We will try to present 8 or 9 topics per day, finishing with all topics by Friday (Feb. 5th). All topic reports should be greater than 3 and no longer than 5 minutes.  Prepare for a brief question and answer session at the end of your report!    

3.      Each presenter will be responsible for a 1 page outline of the report, which will be handed out to all class members before the report begins. Third period requires 17 copies, fifth period – 16 copies, and sixth period (honors) – 18 copies.  Viewers can add notes to these sheets as the presenter directs.  The instructor's copy of the outline must also have a COMPLETE BIBLIOGRAPHY attached.  *** PRINT OUT ONE COPY, THEN USE THE FREE COPIER IN THE LIBRARY TO MAKE THE REST!!**

 4.     Quote and cite all sources at the point of usage.   List all sources in a bibliography at the end of the outline, and in the last slide of your presentation.  You should have, as a minimum, 3 print/ebooks and 3 electronic sources used and cited.  Use MLA bibliography guidelines.  It is strongly recommended for students to use NoodleTools to format their bibliography.

 5.     Students should use Power Point or another similar program (Prezi, Google Slides, etc.) to prepare the presentation.  E-mail the presentation to yourself and open it for projection or bring it on a flash drive.   You may project from the computer at the podium onto the overhead projector.  (NOTE:  If you have a Mac computer, be sure that your presentation software will work on a PC computer.  If you wish to use your Mac to deliver the presentation, you must make sure that you computer has a HDMI slot or bring an adaptor.)                    

6.     Reports should cover the historical significance of the event and its impact on the human population, the scientific or volcanic research community, a time-line of events, diagrams, pictures, maps and your personal statement of interest in the topic.   In other words, what made this a big deal?     

7.      You will be judged on completeness (i.e., did you cover all aspects of the topic appropriately for the audience) 60%; best use of time (did you meaningfully use the allotted class and time) 10%; interest level (were you excited about the topic and convey the  excitement to your audience) 10%; creativity 10%; and outline (do you have one to hand out to everyone) 10%. 


 Volcano Topics:

Mt. Pinatubo, Philippines 1991

Mt. Vesuvius, Italy, 79 AD or 1631 eruption

Mt. St. Helens, U.S.A., 1980

Mt. Krakatoa, Indonesia, 1883

Laki, Iceland 1783

Santorini/Thera, Greece, 1630 BC

Valley of 10,000 Smokes/Mt. Katmai, Alaska 1912

Mt. Pelee, Martinique, 1902

Heimaey, Iceland, 1973

El Chichón, Mexico, 1982

Lake Nyos, Cameroon, 1986

Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia  1985

Mt. Tambora, Indonesia, 1816

Parícutin, Mexico, 1943

Mt. Unzen, Japan (1792 + many dates) / Death of the Kraffts 1993

Santa Maria, Guatemala, 1902

Kelut, Indonesia, 1919