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Visit Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and learn about the ever-changing land formed by volcanic eruptions. Scientists are always there researching natural wonders.

Volcanologists are scientists. They work to learn about volcanoes by recording information. They investigate how the ground moves before and after eruptions. They visit sites of past eruptions. To stay safe when observing active volcanic eruptions volcanologists wear protective suits and gas masks. It is an exciting but dangerous job.

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Making Connections


Would you ever want to see a volcano erupt? How would you stay safe while watching?


Have you read any other books about natural disasters? How were they similar to and different from a volcanic eruption?


Do you think it’s a good idea for people to live near volcanoes? Explain why or why not.

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