What is an active volcano?

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Here, an active volcano is illustrated with the damage to property that can occur in a volcanic eruption.

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What is a lava flow?

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Here, the legend that is David Attenborough explains what lava flows are.

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Geography topics for you to learn and enjoy
Geography topics for you to learn and enjoy

What is it like inside our Earth?

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In this video clip, we look inside the Earth and we look at the different layers inside our Earth. It also gives a very visual and easy to understand demonstration of the science behind molten rock.

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What is plate tectonics theory?

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This video offers an introduction into plate tectonics theory and explains the difference between the different types of plate boundary.

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What are the different plate boundaries called?

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Some plate boundaries collide into each other whilst others diverge away from each other. This video illustrates the ways in which plate boundaries interact with each other and gives each plate bondary type a name.

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What is mountain building?

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This video explains what occurs when plate boundaries move around and explains how New Zealand's mountains were formed by tectonic plates colliding.

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Where do you find volcanoes?

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Here we see the connection between plate boundary and volcanic activity.

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What happens in an eruption?

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A close up look at the eruption of Mount St Helens. This video looks at what takes place during an eruption.

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What happens in an eruption?

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In this video, we can see what is called an Icelandic eruption from a fissure volcano. This helps illustrate that there are different types of volcanic eruption and what occurs in them.

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What are supervolcanoes?

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Supervolcanoes are difficult for scientists to study as there hasn't been an eruption from one for 70,000 years but this video looks at the evidence that they do exist and that they could occur again.

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What are pyroclastic flows?

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When looking at what occurs during an eruption, this video explains the phenomenon called pyroclastic flows.

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What are lahars?

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Lahars is a term that refers to the devastating mudslides that can occur in an eruption. This video illustrates this further.

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What are the effects of eruptions?

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Climate change is influenced by volcanic activity and this video illustrates the way that this process takes place.

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These videos have been selected to help with learning all about volcanoes and plate tectonics. They are all aimed at answering different volcano questions and they make a good starting point when wanting to learn all about the geography topic of volcanoes. Professionally made by the BBC and free to use without registration, they offer a wonderfully visual way to bring learning alive.

VOLCANO VIDEOS