To present the student with evidence of a major volcanic eruption
To allow the student to relate theory to actual events
To provide Case Study information for use in the GCSE examination
The student should learn about:
(a) The location of Mt. St.Helens in relation to major tectonic features;
(b) The effects of the eruption on the volcano;
(c) The effects of the eruption on the surrounding area;
(d) The human and social consequences of the eruption.
The student should have knowledge and understanding of:
(a) A recent volcanic eruption;
(b) The primary and secondary consequences of volcanic eruptions;
(c) How eruptions influence areas long after the initial event.
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