Further information- Only a volcano’s special opening into the ground can allow lava to bubble up, so you don’t have to worry about it ever unexpectedly showing up somewhere else!- Remember that volcanoes aren’t threatening all of the time. Even if you ever happen to be near one, lots of them haven’t erupted in hundreds of years. When it comes to safety, the best thing to do is to listen to the instructions of the grown-ups you are with!
Although they can cause a lot of damage, volcanoes aren’t only “bad”… there are some ways in which they’re good and helpful, too!One good thing volcanoes do is help to create more land! Lots of islands, for example, are land made up of materials from volcanoes! (The entire state of Hawaii is actually composed entirely of volcanic substances.) After they’ve broken down, volcanic matter can also turn into healthy, useful soil for growing crops of food!Have you learned about any other ways in which volcanoes can be helpful?
Sources & links
“Volcanoes.” FEMA for Kids. United States Department of Homeland Security. 20 Apr. 2010 “Volcanoes: Earth’s Fiery Power.” Environment ”“ Natural Disasters. National Geographic Society. 20 Apr. 2010 “FAQ ”“ Frequently Asked Volcano Questions.” Cascades Volcano Observatory. 2004. United States Geological Survey ”“ U.S. Department of the Interior. 20 Apr. 2010 "volcano." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2010. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 20 Apr. 2010