Complements - Sequence 1: Volcanoes

The following translation is graciously provided by ISTIC.

Herein are listed the documentary sheets to copy and distribute during the various sessions of Sequence 1, as well as video clips. The latter (documentaries or recorded experiments) can be either broadcast in class with a projector, or used by the teacher alone to facilitate the preparation of the sessions.




Session 1-1

Sheet 1


Session 1-2

Sheet 2


Sheet 3


Session 1-3

Sheet 4


Session 1-4

Sheet 5


Vidéo (14 secondes)

By blowing in the straw, one can eject the semolina grains that will eventually form a cone.



Session 1-6

Vidéo (13 secondes)

By adding sodium bicarbonate to vinegar, gas (CO2) is produced.


Example of a volcano model.
When we pour the vinegar in the bottle (containing the mixture of sodium bicarbonate, dye, and dish soap), the eruption starts.
Playing on the quantity of dish soap, we can vary the viscosity of the melange, allowing us to represent eruptions more effusive or more explosive.


Session 1-8

Sheet 6


Sheet 7


Sheet 8


Session 1-9

Sheet 9


Session 1-10

Sheet 10



Sheet 11


Sheet 12


Sheet 13


Sheet 14


Sheet 15


Sheet 16


Additional documents: using satellite data

In 2000, an International Charter entitled "Space and Major Catastrophies" was launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the French National Center for Space Studies (CNES). Son, many other organisations joined them all over the world, to guarantee an access to satellite data to any country suffering a major catastrophy, be it of natural or technological origin. Such important data, delivered in real time, allow the international community to better assess the nature of the catastrophy, the amplitude of its impacts or the areas directly or indirectly concerned: all of this eventually improves the coordination of the help to the victims.
The PDF file will provide you with a presentation of this charter, a bibliography, as well as pedagogical leads on how to use it in class.
Below, two examples show the evolution of the Eyjafjöll eruption between 2010 April 23rd (left) and 24th (right), 2010.



Project partners

La main à la pâte Foundation ESA